Below is a summary of some of our policies. Full details of our policies are attached below
Religious Studies and Collective Worship
Ockendon Studio School provides teaching of Religious Studies for all students in accordance with the agreed syllabus at KS3 and as a full GCSE course at KS4. It also provides a daily act of Collective Worship, through assemblies and the discussion of Thoughts for the Week. These are written in students’ Learning Logs and can be seen and discussed by parents with their children. Parents wishing to exercise their right to withdraw their child from the Sex and Relationships Education, Religious Studies or the daily act of Collective Worship should write to the Principal. The full policy can be found below.
Sex and Relationships Education
The Governing Body has agreed the content and organisation of the Ockendon Studio School Sex and Relationships Education.
The Academy’s complaints procedure can be found here or accessed on the Virtual Learning Environment.
Special Educational Needs and Disability
The Academy follows the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and is committed to meeting the needs of all its students. Our Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO) is responsible for overseeing provision for any support with their learning, including Looked After Children. The Academy has been designed for, and equipped with, facilities to meet the needs of disabled students. Parents or carers should consult with the SENCO directly with any questions about Special Needs provision. The full policy outlining the provision for SEN students can be found on the school website at www.ockendonstudioschool.com Please look for ‘Meeting the Needs of All Students’ Policy.
Gifted and Talented
The Ockendon Academy is committed to meeting the needs of all students. The top 10% of students are identified as ‘gifted’. These students usually achieve level 5 at the end of KS2 (year 6) in all core areas. Students remain on the Gifted register if they continue to progress at exceptional rates. ‘Talented’ students are identified by departments where they show a specific talent for that subject area. Students are identified as ‘talented’ in practical areas such as Sport, Art, Music and Drama.
- Teaching and Learning Policy
- Target Setting
- Privacy Notice for Students
- Positive Engagement with Parents and Carers
- Meeting the Needs of All Students
- Information, Advice and Guidance
- Home Academy Partnership
- Freedom of Information Publication Schedule
- Equality Duty
- Equality, Diversity and Cohesion
- Educational Visits
- Curriculum Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Collective Worship
- Charging and Remissions
- Attendance and Punctuality
- Asssessment Recording, Reporting and Marking
- Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption