Policies

Should you require paper copies of any documents, please email your request to enquiries@penistone-gs.uk

At Penistone Grammar School bullying and any other forms of intimidation such as racism, sexism and homophobia will not be tolerated.

All will treat others with kindness and respect and all will care well for each other. All will come to school without fear and will be safe in school. Everyone will be vigilant and will intervene promptly to intervene if there are any signs or reports of bullying. At Penistone we foster a culture based on our five core values, most notably in relation to anti-bullying of ‘Being Brave’ (to report and tackle bullying).

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.

Penistone Grammar School aims to support the LA and ensure that all children who are unable to attend school due to medical needs, and who would not receive suitable education without such provision, continue to have access to as much education as their medical condition allows, to enable them to reach their full potential.

Due to the nature of their health needs, some children may be admitted to hospital or placed in alternative forms of education provision. We recognise that, whenever possible, pupils should receive their education within their school and the aim of the provision will be to reintegrate pupils back into school as soon as they are well enough.

Aim of the Policy

At Penistone Grammar ​School 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.

Aim of the Policy

At Penistone Grammar School, we take our responsibility towards the safety of staff, visitors and pupils very seriously.

To that end, we use surveillance cameras to monitor any instances of poor behaviour, aggression or physical damage to our school and its members.

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.

Penistone Grammar School 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.

You can view this policy by clicking the image opposite (top) and an editable complaints form is downloadable by clicking the bottom image. Alternatively, paper copies can be provided by contacting the school. 

Aim of the Policy

Penistone Grammar School takes a zero-tolerance approach to the misuse of drugs and alcohol on our premises.

This policy has been developed in conjunction with DfE guidance to ensure that everyone is aware of the risks posed by the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Through its Equality Policy, Penistone Grammar School  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.  

At Penistone Grammar School 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.

Aim of this Policy

This policy encompasses our approach to delivering the most effective provision of PSHCE and RSE for all students at Penistone Grammar School. This policy is fully in accordance with the DfE statutory legislation required from September 2020. It is our vision to ensure all students at Penistone Grammar School develop into confident, resilient and independent citizens whom are equipped to improve themselves and others by:
• Improving their health and wellbeing
• Increasing their understanding in how to build positive relationships
• Equipping them with the knowledge and skills to live in the wider world

Aim of this Policy

Penistone Grammar School is a large 11-18 mixed comprehensive school.  The progress of our disadvantaged cohort is an area we must improve to ensure these students have the best life chances possible.  The UN Convention on the rights of the child stated that education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

To ensure that children are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm at Penistone Grammar School 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.

Penistone Grammar School 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. 

The governing board of Penistone Grammar School has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place to support pupils with medical conditions.

The aim of this policy is to ensure that all pupils with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, receive appropriate support allowing them to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy, have full access to education (including school trips and physical education) and achieve their academic potential.

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