Nonington Church of England’s Primary School Publication Scheme on information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The governing body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme.

1. Introduction: what a publication scheme is and why it has been developed
One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred to as FOIA in the rest of this document) is that public authorities, including all maintained schools, should be clear and proactive about the information they will make public.

To do this we must produce a publication scheme, setting out:

The classes of information which we publish or intend to publish;
The manner in which the information will be published; and
Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment.

The scheme covers information already published and information which is to be published in the future. All information in our publication scheme is available in paper form.

Some information which we hold may not be made public, for example personal information.

This publication scheme conforms to the model scheme for schools approved by the Information Commissioner.

2. Aims and Objectives
The school aims to:

enable every child to fulfil their learning potential, with education that meets the needs of each child, help every child develop the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed for life and work, and this publication scheme is a means of showing how we are pursuing these aims.

3. Categories of information published
The publication scheme guides you to information which we currently publish (or have recently published) or which we will publish in the future. This is split into categories of information known as classes. These are contained in section 6 of this scheme.

The classes of information that we undertake to make available are organised into four broad topic areas:

School Prospectus  information published in the school prospectus.

School Profile and other information relating to the governing body  information published in the School Profile and in other governing body documents.

Pupils & Curriculum  information about policies that relate to pupils and the school curriculum.

School Policies and other information related to the school – information about policies that relate to the school in general.

4. How to request information
If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the school by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below.

Email: headteacher@nonington.kent.sch.uk

Tel: 01304 840348

Fax: 01304 840348

Contact Address: Church Street, Nonington,Dover, Kent CT15 4LB

To help us process your request quickly, please clearly mark any correspondence PUBLICATION SCHEME REQUEST (in CAPITALS please)

If the information youre looking for isnt available via the scheme you can still contact the school to ask if we have it.

5. Paying for information
Information published on our website is free, although you may incur costs from your Internet service provider. If you dont have Internet access, you can access our website using a local library or an Internet café.

Single copies of information covered by this publication are provided free unless stated otherwise in section 6. If your request means that we have to do a lot of photocopying or printing, or pay a large postage charge, or is for a priced item such as some printed publications or videos we will let you know the cost before fulfilling your request. Where there is a charge this will be indicated by a £ sign in the description box.

6. Classes of Information Currently Published
School Prospectus  this section sets out information published in the school prospectus.

Class Description

School Prospectus The statutory contents of the school prospectus are as follows, (other items may be included in the prospectus at the schools discretion):

information about the implementation of the governing bodys policy on pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and any changes to the policy during the last year

a description of the arrangements for the admission of pupils with disabilities; details of steps to prevent disabled pupils being treated less favourably than other pupils; details of existing facilities to assist access to the school by pupils with disabilities; the accessibility plan covering future policies for increasing access by those with disabilities to the school

School Profile and other information relating to the governing body this section sets out information published in the School Profile and in other governing body documents.

Class Description
School Profile The contents of the School Profile are as follows:

list information included in the school profile e.g.

performance data
summary of Ofsted report
school’s intentions for the future, etc.
Instrument of Government ” The name of the school

The category of the school

The name of the governing body

The manner in which the governing body is constituted

The term of office of each category of governor if less than 4 years

The name of any body entitled to appoint any category of governor

Details of any trust

If the school has a religious character, a description of the ethos

The date the instrument takes effect

Minutes of meeting of the governing body and its committees Agreed minutes of meetings of the governing body and its committees [current and last full academic school year]

Pupils & Curriculum Policies – This section gives access to information about policies that relate to pupils and the school curriculum.

Class Description

Home  school agreement Statement of the schools aims and values, the schools responsibilities, the parental responsibilities and the schools expectations of its pupils for example homework arrangements

Curriculum Policy Statement on following the policy for the secular curriculum subjects and religious education and schemes of work and syllabuses currently used by the school

Sex Education Policy Statement of policy with regard to sex and relationship education

Special Education Needs Policy Information about the school’s policy on providing for pupils with special educational needs

Accessibility Plans Plan for increasing participation of disabled pupils in the schools curriculum, improving the accessibility of the physical environment and improving delivery of information to disabled pupils.

Race Equality Policy Statement of policy for promoting race equality

Collective Worship Statement of arrangements for the required daily act of collective worship

Child Protection Policy Statement of policy for safeguarding and promoting welfare of pupils at the school. (from March 2004)

Pupil Discipline Statement of general principles on behaviour and discipline and of measures taken by the head teacher to prevent bullying.

Enquiry/Information Line: 01625 545 700

E Mail: publications@ic-foi.demon.co.uk.

Website : www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

School Policies and other information related to the school – This section gives access to information about policies that relate to the school in general.

Class Description

Published reports of Ofsted referring expressly to the school Published report of the last inspection of the school and, where appropriate, inspection reports of religious education in those schools designated as having a religious character

Ofsted inspection Self-Evaluation Form A statement of the governing bodys evaluation of the schools performance.

Charging and Remissions Policies A statement of the schools policy with respect to charges and remissions for any optional extra or board and lodging for which charges are permitted, for example school publications, music tuition, trips

School session times and term dates Details of school session and dates of school terms and holidays

Health and Safety Policy and risk assessment Statement of general policy with respect to health and safety at work of employees (and others) and the organisation and arrangements for carrying out the policy

Complaints procedure Statement of procedures for dealing with complaints

Performance Management of Staff Statement of procedures adopted by the governing body relating to the performance management of staff and the annual report of the head teacher on the effectiveness of appraisal procedures

Staff Conduct, Discipline and Grievance Statement of procedure for regulating conduct and discipline of school staff and procedures by which staff may seek redress for grievance

Pay Policy Statement of the schools policy regarding teachers pay including procedures for determining teachers grievances in relation to their pay.

Staffing Structure Implementation Plan The schools plan for the implementation of any changes to its staffing structure following statutory review.

Curriculum circulars and statutory instruments Any statutory instruments, departmental circulars and administrative memoranda sent by the Department of Education and Skills to the head teacher or governing body relating to the curriculum

Admissions Policy Statement of the schools policy on admissions

Annex A – Other documents Annex A provides a list of other documents that are held by the school and are available on request

7. Feedback and Complaints
We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have about the scheme. If you want to make any comments about this publication scheme or if you require further assistance or wish to make a complaint then initially this should be addressed to Mrs M Thorn.

If you are not satisfied with the assistance that you get or if we have not been able to resolve your complaint and you feel that a formal complaint needs to be made then this should be addressed to the Information Commissioners Office. This is the organisation that ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and that deals with formal complaints. They can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF