Values Driven Expectations Behaviour Management Policy

At Penistone Grammar ​School Advanced Learning Centre we seek to promote good behaviour through a mutual understanding and respect for our core values (Aim High; Be Brave; Be Supportive; Be Determined; Be Proud). 

By determining clear boundaries and a hierarchy of rewards and sanctions which are applied fairly and consistently for all students we can ensure that we create a culture across our school community where learners can continue to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Safeguarding / Child Protection Policy

Aim of this Policy

To ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm at Penistone Grammar School ALC and that the safety and wellbeing of the children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work

To help the school maintain its ethos whereby staff, pupils, parents and governors feel able to articulate any concerns comfortably, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.

Charging and Remissions Policy

This Policy has been formulated in accordance with the Local Authority’s guidance on Charging for School Activities.

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/carers.

Policy Statement - Complaints Against the School

Penistone Grammar School ALC is committed to ensuring that complaints are resolved as quickly as possible within a clearly defined procedure. Section 29(1) of the Education Act 2002 requires that the governing body of a maintained school must have in place a procedure for dealing with complaints and this document sets out that procedure at Penistone Grammar School.

The nature of the complaint can relate to any aspect of the school, employees or any community facility or service that the school provides.

A copy of this policy is available electronically via clicking the image opposite, alternatively paper copies can be provided by contacting the school. 

Equality Policy

Through its Equality Policy, Penistone Grammar School ALC aims to provide a framework which eliminates unlawful discrimination and harassment, promotes equality of opportunity and promotes good relations and positive attitudes between people of diverse backgrounds in all its activities. Through the Equality Policy, Penistone Grammar School will ensure that no member of its school community, or any other person through their contact with the school, is disadvantaged.

A copy of this policy is available electronically by clicking on the image opposite.  

Examinations Policy

At Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre we seek to promote good behaviour through a mutual understanding and respect for our core values (Aim High; Be Brave; Be Supportive; Be Determined; Be Proud).

The purpose of this exam policy is:

  • to ensure the planning and management of exams is conducted efficiently and in the best interest of candidates.
  • to ensure the operation of an efficient exam system with clear guidelines for all relevant staff.

Pupil Premium 2016/17

At Penistone Grammar School Advanced Learning Centre we are committed to ensuring all students ‘Aim High’ and are supported to achieve their full potential.  This includes narrowing the attainment gap between different groups of students, including those eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.

In the current 2016/2017 financial year, Pupil Premium funding of £152,000 has been allocated to Penistone Grammar School ALC. Pupil Premium funding is available to schools as part of a government funded programme to promote the achievement of students who have received free school meals at any point in the previous 6 years, those students who are in Local Authority care and children of serving members of the armed forces.

Download a copy of our Pupil Premium Annual Statement for full details of how we have allocated our funding in financial year 2016/2017.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy (SEND)

Penistone Grammar School ALC is a fully inclusive school.  We believe that all students should be valued and treated with respect.  Our expectation for all our students is that they will make good to outstanding progress. 

We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between students with special educational ne​eds or disabilities (SEND) and those without, both in terms of within-school variation and variation from national expectations. 

Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Penistone Grammar School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive an education which maximises opportunities for each child to reach their full potential. Research shows a strong link between good attendance and increased attainment.  For further information please see the Department for Education report ‘The link between absence and attainment at KS2 and KS4’.

Penistone Grammar School aims to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to strive towards every child reaching at least 97% attendance in order to ensure each child can get the best out of the educational opportunities provided.

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