Paper copies of our policies can be requested by contacting the school office, these will be provided free of charge
Athersley North Primary provides a safe, nurturing environment in which relationships are key. Through quality first teaching and provision we aim to provide a fully inclusive environment in which barriers to learning are addressed and pupils received the appropriate provision to meet their needs
Going to a new school is a very important step for your child. We want to make the process of applying for a school place as easy as possible for all parents and carers.
You can apply online for your child’s admission but at the moment, online applications can only be made for children starting primary or secondary school for the first time.
If your child is already attending a school in Barnsley and you wish to transfer schools (Click here)
Detailed admissions, appeals and transfer information is available by selecting the following links:
The Behaviour Policy of our school reflects the aims and ethos of the school. It is to be applied to all areas of school life.
It is important that we try to remain as positive as possible at all times. We have a supportive school with a caring ethos. In order to make the most of this it is expected that there will be a number of means within the school of rewarding and celebrating achievement and good behaviour.
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS & INCLUSION POLICY
The principles underlying inclusion and special educational needs form the foundation of the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
We recognise that pupils learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement.
We believe that most pupils at some point in their school career, may experience difficulties which affect their learning both short and long term. At Athersley North Primary School we aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning contexts, which enable every child to achieve his or her full potential.
BULLYING & RACIAL HARASSMENT
We are aware that bullying can happen anywhere, but we strongly believe that wherever children are they have the right to be safe.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that all pupils, parents and staff are aware of the definition of bullying and the distressing effect it has on it’s victims.
The Bullying & Racial Harassment Policy form part of the Equality & Diversity Policy.
PE & SPORTS GRANT FUNDING
Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. The Government want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what they economic or social background.
Please click on the link below to see how Athersley North Primary School intend to spend their PE & Sport Grant Alloation.
CHARGING & REMISSIONS POLICY
The aim of this policy is to set out what charges will be levied for activities, what remissions will be implemented and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents.
Performance tables continue to sit at the heart of the accountability framework. They focus the debate on standards and strengthen the accountability of schools.
The tables also provide a reliable and accessible source of comparative information on pupil attainment and progress, absence, workforce and finance, and are a key element of our transparency agenda.
The pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years
(known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
SAFEGUARDING & CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
To ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm at Athersley North Primary School and that the safety and well-being of the children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work.