Listed below you can find links to all the policies that help us ensure that your child has a happy, healthy and secure experience at Meoncross School. Should you require any further information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.
We would like to draw your attention to two policies in particular, both of which are listed below. The first relates to Data Protection. Under the Data Protection Act Meoncross School processes ‘personal data’ including ‘sensitive personal data’ (such as medical information) for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, parents and staff and where necessary, for the legitimate interests of the school. The school seeks to ensure that all relevant legal obligations of the school, parents and pupils are complied with and that all processing of data is done lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The school has a comprehensive policy covering data governance and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office.
The second relates to School Compliments and Complaints. In the interests of transparency we would like to state that in the academic year 2016/2017 we received two formal complaints which were subject to a thorough investigation, after which neither was upheld.
Cognita Schools is the proprietor of Meoncross School and Danuta Tomasz, Assistant Director of Education for Cognita Schools, is the Chair of Governors. If you wish to contact Danuta in her capacity as Chair of Governors please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cognita Schools on 01908 396 250.
All school policies are available in hard copy from the school office and available below to download.
We have also provided two useful links for parents: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents is a refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre (www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre) where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
|Anti-bullying Policy and Strategy||View/Download|
|Admissions and Attendance Policy||View/Download|
|Compliments and Complaints Policy||View/Download|
|Digital Safety Policy||View/Download|
|Drug & Alcohol Abuse Policy||View/Download|
|Educational Visits Policy||View/Download|
|English as an Additional Language Policy||View/Download|
|First Aid Policy||View/Download|
|Health and Safety Policy||View/Download|
|Safeguarding: Lost or Missing Children||View/Download|
|Safeguarding: Risk Assessment - Welfare, Health & Safety Policy||View/Download|
|Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy||View/Download|
|Special Educational Needs Policy||View/Download|
Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.
Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
Need immediate help?
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When should I report to CEOP?
We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.
Remember if you need immediate help call 999
Other people who can help
For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.