Policies

We have an extensive list of policies which ensure your child's academic, emotional and physical wellbeing is outstanding at all times.  Below you will find a list of Ofsted statutory policies and important policies relating to key procedures.

 
A selection of non-statutory policies that may be of interest can be found under Parents/Useful Information & Downloads.  If you aren't able to locate the policy you require, or have a query relating to a school procedure, then please contact the school office.

Please note our exclusion arrangements are detailed in our Behaviour Policy.

Complaints Procedure

The procedure for dealing with complaints is as follows:

  • Complaints should be dealt with by the class teacher in the first instance
  • If you feel the matter needs looking into further please arrange an appointment with our Head of School, Miss Catherine Biddick
  • All serious complaints must be reported to our Head of School immediately
  • If you feel the Head of School has not satisfactorily dealt with the situation you should contact one of our Hub Councillors or Aspire Academy Trust.

Equality Statement

Mount Hawke Academy is committed to its Public Sector Equality duties and will endeavour to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between all people, regardless of Disability, Sex (gender), Race (ethnicity), Pregnancy and Maternity, Religion and Belief, Sexual Orientation, Transgender, Age or Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Foster good relations between all people, as above

Scheme of Publication

Mount Hawke Academy is committed to complying with and implementing the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and related legislation. This provides a general entitlement to any person to be able to access information held by the schools, subject to exemptions and conditions laid down by law.

This policy applies to all information held by schools regardless of how it was created or received. It applies irrespective of the media on which the information is stored and whether the information is recorded on paper or held electronically. The Act’s powers are fully retrospective and thus information is accessible no matter how old it may be. Similarly, information in draft form will also be accessible under the Act.

We will offer advice and assistance to anybody wishing to make a request for information.

It should be noted that access to personal information (that is information from which a living individual can be identified) is still governed under the Data Protection Act 1998. Requests for access to such information will be governed in line with the requirements of this legislation.

School Closure
 
We recognise that the decision to close a school in the event of an emergency (e.g. snow, flooding, no water or heating) has a significant impact upon you, as parents. The document below outlines the agreed procedure which all schools are asked to follow and offers advice to parents on the key things to consider, both before and after the decision to close has been made.
With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect, we would like to inform you that we have updated our privacy notices.