School Improvement Plan
Every year the school sets a school improvement plan of priorities and actions to aid the continued development of our school. You can view this year's here.
School Uniform Policy
Whilst we encourage personality and individuality, our uniform represents equality, our community and who we are. We are proud of our school and our uniform policy reflects this.
Safeguarding and SEN
Safeguarding is an upmost priority at our school, as is supporting children with SEN. You can can find out more about both here.
The pupil premium is a government scheme that was introduced in 2011 to improve the education of underprivileged children. It was launched after several research papers suggested that there was a significant gap between the educational performance of disadvantaged children and their classmates. In contrast to the rest of their classmates, many children who are eligible for pupil premium have to face extra challenges daily. These challenges can include attendance issues, lack of confidence and difficulty communicating with others.
The scheme aims to grant schools extra funding so that they’re able to provide additional support for children. Its objective is to help schools unlock the learning potential of their pupils and provide them with a better education. It also aspires to narrow the gap in educational development between children of underprivileged backgrounds and their peers.
Schools have a central role to play in supporting all children and young people to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.
Crucial to achieving this is ensuring that pupils have access to at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, alongside high-quality PE provision taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. PE and sport premium grant funding should be used by schools towards these aims.
Schools must publish the admissions criteria which will be used to select pupils if there are more applicants than places. Parents whose children are unable to gain a place in the school of their choice can appeal to an independent appeal tribunal. That appeal can, however, only be on the basis that the school had not applied, or not correctly applied, the criteria which it used to select pupils.
Having a positive attitude to learning, each our and ourselves is at the core of life at St Buryan Academy. Our Behaviour Policy is in-line with the like-minded schools within our Trust and is tailored to meet the needs of our own school community at St Buryan.
Complaints and Whistleblowing
Should you wish to register a complaint against the school then please follow the procedure set out in our Complaints Policy.
Staying safe online in and out of school is of upmost importance. Visit our Parent page for more information on how to stay safe online.
Policies relating to the curriculum
There are times when subject areas require policies to ensure that they are delivered in the correct way and that learning is maximised. The following policies reflect this.
You can also read our marking policy so that you are aware of what marking and feedback looks like in our school and in our children's books.
Charging and Remissions Policy
This policy ensures that there is clarity in what the school provides free of charge and where there may be a cost.
Gift and Hospitality Policy
The Academy Trust Handbook (paragraph 5.32) says that academy trusts should have a policy and register on the acceptance of gifts which might be seen to compromise their judgement or integrity.
Click on the above document to view our 2020 Desk Top Monitoring form.
If you would like to see how we are performing against other schools then you can click here.
Equality Objectives and British Values
The policy is designed to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. It reflects the legal duties set out in the Equality Act 2010 and non-statutory guidance set out by the government in December 2011 and March 2012.