Policies and Statutory Information

Statutory Information

Each school is required by law to make the following information available.

The school’s name, postal address and telephone number, plus a contact name to whom enquiries should be addressed.  

​A statement of the school's ethos and values. 

​The schools admission arrangements and information on how to access this information on the local authority's website

Information on where to access the school's most recent Ofsted report and the school performance tables as published on the DfE's website. 

The school's most recent KS2 results.

The following information about the school curriculum: 

  • For each academic year, the content of the curriculum followed for each subject and guidance on how to find out more about the curriculum.
  • For KS1, the names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation. 

The school's policy on behaviour

The amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current academic year plus the following information:

  • Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent.
  • Details of how the previous academic year’s allocation was spent.
  • The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated.

The School Offer (SEN Information Report)​ and the SEN policy, including the date of its annual review. 

The school's charging and remission policy. 

The school's complaints procedure.

Details about how we spend our PE & Sport Premium and the outcomes we achieve.

The Governors register of interest.

The Governors attendance at meetings.

Details about the members of our governing body

The school's single equality policy and our annual report against these objectives.

The school's ​accessibility plan.

A full copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available here

If you require any documents in an alternative format or language, please contact the school office and we will try to accommodate all requests.

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Policy

Objectives

Our Data Protection and Freedom of Information Policy aims to provide clear, practical procedures that pertain to information governance for staff and governors to follow and monitor in line with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

As a maintained primary school, Thomas Jones holds information on pupils, parents/carers and staff in order to support teaching and learning, monitor and report on progress, provide appropriate pastoral care and assess the quality of that which is afforded. Periodically, information will be shared with the Local Education Authority and the Department for Education to inform local and national statistics. Some information may also be passed on to future schools.

All personal information is handled in line with data protection principles. If the processing of personal information is processed by others on our behalf we ensure that they follow the data protection principles and do so securely.

We keep confidential information secure when storing it, using it and when sharing with others.

Please contact the school directly if you have any concerns related to the security of data or if you want to access your personal data or wish it to be deleted or removed.

A full copy of our Data Protection and Freedom of Information Policy is available from the link in the right hand column.

Our policy is currently being updated. It will be uploaded to the school website as soon as it is approved the school’s governing board.

A copy of our Privacy Notice is available from the link in the right hand column.

Complaints Procedure

The School’s Governing Board are committed to ensuring the best quality education is afforded all pupils. They recognise, however, that occasions can arise where a person or persons with a legitimate interest in Thomas Jones, but not being employed by the school, may wish to make a complaint. Governors are determined that any complaint against their decisions or actions shall be dealt with fairly, effectively and in an expedient fashion.
 
To this end, they have adopted the principles and procedures set out in the document in the right hand column.

Physical Education and Sport Premium

The vision for the Primary Physical Education (PE) and Sport Premium is that ‘all pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.’

The funding that is allocated is in addition to the curriculum funding for PE and sport from the main school budget and aims to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of port in primary schools.

Schools are encouraged to use this funding in a multitude of ways

  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside class teachers
  • Provide existing staff with teaching resources to assist them to teach PE and sport more effectively
  • Introduce new sports or activities
  • Support and involve the least active children through a range of activities
  • Run sports competitions and activities with other schools

At Thomas Jones, we have a PE Development Plan in order to continue to improve provision and to raise the achievement of all pupils in PE and Sport. Our key objectives are to:

  • Improve the quality and range of PE
  • Increase involvement and participation in local competitive tournaments and sports festivals and to evidence the impact these experiences have on pupils
  • Raise the profile of sport and encourage all children to participate
  • Continue to improve the quality of premises to ensure PE can be taught in a safe environment
  • Ensure that PE is adequately resourced

PE and Sport Premium

The school was allocated £17,810 for 2020/2021. Details of how the school has allocated this funding and evidence of the impact throughout the year is set out in our PE and Sport Premium Report.  The school was been allocated £17,810 for the academic year 2019/20. Details of how the school has allocated this funding and evidence of the impact to date can be found in our PE and Sport Premium Report, which is available in the right hand column.  

Schools are expected to evaluate their use of the PE & Sport Premium against the following five key indicators:

  • Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and promoting healthy active lifestyles
  • Profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a vehicle for whole school improvement in regard to healthy living per se
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport.

The impact of the PE and Sport Premium at Thomas Jones is cross referenced to these five key indicators.

Pupil Premium and Pupil Outcomes

Pupil Premium is a grant awarded to schools for each child who has an entitlement to free school meals (FSM) either currently (2021) or historically at some point during the past six years. The government has provided this grant so that schools can allocate additional support to address the underlying inequalities that can exist between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

Strategy

Thomas Jones is committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve the highest academic standards and that any disadvantage is addressed as early, quickly and effectively as possible. The school has enjoyed huge success in this area and analysis of our attainment data shows there has been no correlation between the achievements of pupils per se and in particular pupils awarded Pupil Premium since 2006.

Broadly, pupil premium funding is spent in three ways at Thomas Jones. Significant funding is allocated to direct academic support to ensure all disadvantaged pupils have the necessary support to achieve at the very least national standards in the core areas of reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave the school at the end of Year 6. Further Pupil Premium funds are used to ensure the above pupils play a full and active part in the life of the school and removing any differences in opportunity that might occur as a result of financial constraints. Pupil Premium funds are directed too, to other less-tangible forms of support to ensure pupils are able to access the curriculum more effectively.

Ultimately all funds, both those derived from the Pupil Premium and those from the main school budget that supplement these, are used to ensure equity of experience and outcomes for the most disadvantaged of pupils.

While we receive Pupil Premium funding in line with the financial year (April to April), we measure impact from September to September. Our Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed annually, with the next review scheduled for the 2021 autumn term.

Pupil Premium (and Supplementary) Spending 2021/2022

Thomas Jones has been allocated £117,015 of Pupil Premium Funding in 2021/2022 to provide support to 77 pupils (£1,345 per pupil). Details of how the school will allocate this funding can be found in our Pupil Premium Grant 2021/2022 Allocation Report (please note this will be published by the end of September 2021 using the new statutory template). 

Pupil Premium (and Supplementary) Spending 2019/2020

The school received £109,560 in 2019/2020 to provide additional support to 83 (£1,320 per pupil) disadvantaged pupils. Details of how the school has allocated this funding can be found in our Pupil Premium Grant 2019/2020 Outcomes Report.

Pupil Premium (and Supplementary) Spending 2018/2019

The school received £120,800 in 2018/2019 to provide additional support to 98 (£1,320 per pupil) disadvantaged pupils. Details of how the school has allocated this funding can be found in our Pupil Premium Grant 2018/2019 Outcomes Report.

Outcomes for Pupils in Receipt of the Pupil Premium

At Thomas Jones, all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make outstanding progress as they move through the school. Our disadvantaged pupils out-perform non-disadvantaged pupils nationally by the end of their time at Thomas Jones.

Analysis conducted by the school based on Analyse School Performance, Local Authority data, and the schools’ own data shows a familiar pattern of achievement by disadvantaged pupils. Detailed outcomes for disadvantaged pupils can be found in our Outcomes for Pupils in Receipt of the Pupil Premium report

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The staff and Governing Board of Thomas Jones School place the highest priority on the responsibilities they have to actively contribute to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, in accordance with section 175 of the Education Act 2002.

The Governing Board and staff are committed to providing a safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral developments of pupils. All reasonable measures are taken to ensure that the risks of harm to pupils’ welfare are minimised.

Our comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available on request from the School Office.

A full copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available in the right hand column.

Charging and Remissions

Commercial Lettings

Our premises are not currently let to any organisation on a commercial basis. We do not have a scale of charges for lettings as this is not required.  Should the Head and Governors decide at a future date to let the premises, an appropriate policy will be formulated.

3.20-5.45pm and Play Plus

The school is used for extended, enrichment activities which are run exclusively for the benefit of Thomas Jones' pupils.  There is a charge for pupils who attend the Play Plus initiative. Please see the Charging and Remissions Policy link below for information.

Educational Visits

When classes venture out on educational visits, the school may have to pay an admission fee and/or transport costs.  Where possible it is our policy to use public transport. Buses are free for pupils and the tube can be pre-booked for no charge under the Transport for London school scheme.  If necessary, community mini-buses or a coach are hired and any admission fees are equitably divided amongst the number of pupils who are in attendance. Parents and carers then are invited to make voluntary contributions to cover costs.  The latter may be waived at the discretion the school’s senior leadership team.

Residential School Journeys

Residential visits are rigorously budgeted for and the total cost split between the total number of participants. An amount is always budgeted in April, specifically to safeguard equity. Should any parent/carer experience financial hardship in paying the total amount and are in receipt of income support, they may be offered assistance by the school in paying for the above.

For our full Charging and Remissions Policy, please click on the link in the right hand column.