Ludlow Infant Academy Policies
We are an inclusive school and welcome all applications. We have a defined priority admission area but there is no guarantee of a place for children living within this area. We will admit from outside this area if there are spaces available.Please click the links below to view our Admissions Policies:
Policy for Attendance
We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of our school community to aspire to excellence. For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education, it is vital that they attend regularly and on time, unless the reason for absence is unavoidable. Regular attendance at the school is a legal responsibility. Poor punctuality is not acceptable. Creating a pattern of regular attendance is the joint responsibility of parents, pupils and staff. There is an expectation that over the course of an academic year, a child’s attendance will be 96% or more. Please click here to view/download our Policy for Attendance documents
“Pupils display a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning. This has a very strong impact on learning in lessons” OFSTED
At Ludlow Infant Academy we expect pupil behaviour to be impeccable. Pupils’ pride in the school should be shown by their excellent conduct, manners and punctuality.Please click here to view/download our Policy for Attendance documents
Our School Uniform
Ludlow Infant Academy colours are maroon and light blue.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
At Ludlow Infant Academy we are fully committed to promoting inclusion for all children, whatever their age, ability, gender, race or background.
SEN Information Report
Ludlow Infant Academy SEN Information Report should be read in conjunction with our Local Offer, which is published on the school website www.ludlowlive.net click here to view the full document
Compliments, concerns and complaints
Everyone likes compliments and we are no different. Please let us know when you like what we are doing or think that something has gone well.
There will be times when you have concerns, please talk to us and let us know. Your child’s Classteacher will probably be able to help with most concerns and if they can’t will know where to direct you. Your concerns will be investigated and we will give you a response explaining how the situation is being remedied.
Also any misunderstandings can be cleared up quickly. If the problem is still not solved please ask to see the Deputy Headteacher or the Headteacher. We will always try to solve issues although you must realise that no school can be organised to meet the needs and wishes of every child and parent! If you still feel the matter is unresolved you should write to the Chair of Governors.
A complaint is an expression of serious dissatisfaction. All complaints should be made in writing. The response you receive will be based upon the agreed policies of the school and will seek to be fair to all concerned.
Whole School Equality & Access
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups. To read more please click here
Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
We ensure we fulfil our duties to identify, assess and make provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) according to the statutory guidance from the Department of Education, included in the SEND Code of Practice. Please click here to view/download our SEND policy
Working With Separated Families
The policy aims to show how staff at Ludlow Infant Academy will continue to work with families, in the best interests of children, after parents separate.
Schools have a legal duty to work in partnership with families and to involve all those with parental responsibility in their child’s education
Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions and Medications
Ludlow Infant Academy is an inclusive community that aims to support and welcome all pupils. We aim to provide every pupil with equal opportunities in line with our Whole School Equality and Access policy, giving every member of the Academy community an equal opportunity to succeed and achieve. This includes pupils with medical conditions. A medical condition if properly supervised and supported should not limit a pupil’s access to education. To read more please click here
Policy for Charging and Remissions
Ludlow Infant Academy understands the requirement placed on Governors with regard to charging for academy activities and the Charging and Remissions Policy is available on the link below.
Policy for Foundation Stage
We believe that children learn in a caring environment where they feel happy, relaxed and secure, and they are encouraged in decision making promoting independence. The curriculum is planned to incorporate the needs of all pupils taking into account their ability, ethnicity and backgrounds.
Please click here to view/download our Policy for Foundation Stage
Policy for Child Initiated Learning
In this policy “Child Initiated Learning” occurs when the child makes choices and decisions from a wide range of opportunities on offer within a safe and encouraging environment. “Play is the principle means of learning in childhood.” Plowden Report 1967.
At Ludlow Infant Academy we believe that “play underpins all development and learning for young children.” (Development Matters Early Years Foundation Stage DFES 2012) It helps children develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically.
Please click here to view/download our Policy for Child Initiated Learning
Policy for Exclusions
At Ludlow Infant Academy exclusions are used as a last resort and each case is treated on its’ own merit and will be treated equally.
Policy for Emergency Closures
It may be necessary to close our school for a variety of reasons including:
· Severe weather including snow, flooding or storms or Pandemic outbreak
· Disruption to transport, for example through petrol or diesel shortages
· Accommodation problems, for example loss of power supply, heating failures or fire damage
We will always endeavour to remain open where possible.
Should you require a paper copy of any of these documents please contact the school office who will be happy to provide you with one.