Policies and their Purpose

The development and approval of policies is a critical task that enables governing bodies to fulfill their responsibility for establishing the strategic direction of the school. Policies establish a framework that guides the way a school should function.

What policies must schools hold?

School governing bodies are legally required to establish and implement certain policies, while they may also create other non-statutory policies that help schools to achieve their aims and objectives and promote high standards for educational attainment. These non-statutory policies are considered to be good practice for schools to adopt. All Sutton on the Forest C of E Primary School policies are regularly reviewed and approved by the full governing body. All approved policies are either available to download or they are available to view in the school office on request.

There are a number of very specific safeguarding policies which can be viewed on our Safeguarding Page, including:

NYCC Pupil Data Fair Processing Notice

School processes personal data about its pupils, including names and addresses of both parents (where applicable). This information may be used or passed on to other organisations for specific purposes as outlined in the School Privacy Notice (GDPR)

Child Protection

Sutton School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Sutton School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available publicly on the school website.