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Baring Primary School

Baring Primary School

Baring Primary School
Linchmere Road
London SE12 0NB
Tel: 020 8857 5637

The exciting curriculum ensures pupils experience a wide range of subjects.
Ofsted December 2014

Teachers give individual attention to children's needs.
Baring Parent

My daughter has had a brilliant year at school!
Baring Parent

My daughter has so much fun and grows in confidence.
Baring Parent

The learning's not boring, it's interactive.
Year 6 Pupil

Parents are delighted with what the school provides for them and their children.
Ofsted December 2014

I like art. We get the chance to be very creative
Year 5 Pupil

When you're hurt, someone will always help you.
Year 2 Pupil

If you don't know something, you can always learn it here.
Year 4 Pupil

The curriculum puts the needs and interests of the children at its heart
Ofsted December 2014

Pupils talk about their school with pride, they describe it as part of their family.
Ofsted December 2014

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School Policies

At Baring School we aim to become a community of life-long learners, striving for excellence and inspired by achievement and success.  Our policies below show how we operate.

PDF icon Attendance: We recognise that good attendance is central to raising standards and pupil attainment. For children to reach full potential from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and be at school, on time, every day.

PDF icon The Arts: The Arts include Music, Dance, Drama and Art and Design. At Baring, these are recognised as discrete subjects but also as tools for enhancing creativity and learning across the whole curriculum including health and well-being.  We believe that learning in the arts fosters creativity, flexibility, independence and self esteem and these are essential to enable our pupils to succeed in an ever more rapidly changing world.
Art Policy 
Overarching Art Policy (Music, Dance, Drama, Art and Design)

PDF icon Behaviour: We expect children to come to school and take a positive part in the learning process. Behaviour that disrupts learning or does not respect other members of the school community and wider community will not be tolerated and action will be taken. 

PDF icon Bullying: All pupils at Baring can expect to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without the fear of being bullied. Bullying is anti-social behaviour and affects everyone.  It is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

PDF icon CCTV (Closed Circuit Television): We have installed Closed Circuit Television surveillance equipment in order to deter unauthorised trespass to the school grounds and premises.

PDF icon Charging: To support learning in all areas of the curriculum, children go on a variety of school trips and visits and a range of performers visit the school. 

PDF icon Child protection and safeguarding: The policy includes specific guidelines for our staff that shows how we deal with child protection issues – this policy is also linked to the Safeguarding of children.  We have a policy on how we deal with Female Genital Mutilation 

Code of conduct policy: This policy explains how employees are expected to give the highest possible standard of service to pupils and parents as part of their duties

Collective Worship: The collective worship that we deliver will recognise and value the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of our school population and is also conducted in line with our Equal Opportunities policy

Complaints: We aim to provide children with the best possible education and meet their needs as well as we can. However, in any school, parents may occasionally feel concerned about something or have a complaint.  If you do have a complaint you wish to make then we want to hear from you,  to view a flowchart that shows you the steps you can take, click here.

PDF icon Computing and ICT : We understand that children are growing up in an ICT-rich environment and plan to provide them opportunities for meaningful ICT experiences from their earliest years at school. ICT prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology.

PDF icon Data protection: We will ensure that under the Data Protection Act 1998 all school personnel are able to access their personal data that is held about them. We believe it is our duty to respond to any request of access within 40 days. Click here to download the school's privacy notice.

PDF icon Design and technology: In Design and Technology children are engaging in the process of design, making and evaluating products fit for a purpose.

 Disability Equality Scheme and Accessibility Plan: Explains how we at Baring Primary School aim to ensure equality of education and opportunity for disabled pupils, staff and all those receiving services from the school.

PDF icon Drug education: We believe that drug education is important for all children, to enable them to learn to live safely in our drug orientated society.

PDF icon Early years foundation stage (EYFS): The early years education we offer our children is based on what the children already know and can do. We offer opportunities for learning that have a range of starting points and provision that matches the needs of young children and provides opportunities for learning both indoors and outdoors in a rich and stimulating environment.  Appendices 1. Home visit leaflet 2. WoW cards 3. New admission leaflet

PDF icon Educational visits: Outdoor education provides memorable opportunities to investigate and experience the environment at first hand. In the process young people develop independence, self-confidence and responsibility that combine with new knowledge to impact positively on standards achieved in the classroom. At Baring we use the Lewisham guidance on outdoor education ‘There and Back Again’.

PDF icon eSafety (on line safety): At Baring we encourage use by pupils of the rich information resources available on the Internet, together with the appropriate skills to analyse and evaluate such resources.  Find out about our policy on the use of Digital Video and Digital Images - click here  Our Acceptable Use Policy for parents and children can be viewed here.

PDF icon English: Literacy is at the heart of the drive to raise standards at Baring School.  It unites the important skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Good communication skills enhance children’s understanding of language in both spoken and written forms. It is also an important part of the process through which children read and compose texts.

PDF icon Equality: As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.

PDF icon Fire: This shows our fire safety provision to protect and safe lives.

PDF icon Food: We aim to ensure that clear, consistent messages regarding healthier food choices are provided for the whole school community. Our policy further aims to provide quality, healthy food to all pupils, ensuring there is awareness of the positive cultural and religious diversity within the school.

PDF icon Geography: Geography has an important role in the curriculum as its central ideas can help children gain an understanding of the complex and diverse nature of the world in which they live.

Guidance for parents taking photographs and videos at school events

PDF icon Health and safety: We recognise the importance of health and safety and welfare and believe that it is necessary for the active participation of all staff to maintain the highest standards of accident prevention. Activities are conducted with due regard to all statutory requirements to minimise risks to pupils, employees and others affected by our activities and operations.

PDF icon History: The study of how people lived and acted in the past, it involves finding and evaluating evidence to interpret the past.

PDF icon Home learning: We strive to inform and involve parents in their children’s learning by encouraging independent research, extending and supporting class learning and providing additional practice of skills.

PDF icon Marking and feedback: We believe that marking and feedback is an important and integral part of teaching and learning. It enables us to communicate our high expectations to pupils and give children the necessary information to continuously improve.  To this end we aim to make marking focused, purposeful and timely.

PDF icon Mathematics: We want children to find out for themselves that mathematics is fascinating, exciting and fund and where appropriate provide a range of practical hands-on activities and games. Our calculations policy shows how we teach children to use numbers - add, subtract, multiply and divide.

PDF icon Modern Foreign Languages (MFL): Teaching MFL was made compulsory for Key Stage 2 children in the 2014 changes to the National Curriculum.  At Baring we aim to teach pupils the features of the chosen language (French) – its patterns and grammar, to converse in the language with accurate pronunciation and intonation, to read and show understanding of the language in written form and to listen attentively to the language and join in with songs and rhymes.

PDF icon More able: We are committed to providing a curriculum that is appropriate to the needs and abilities of all our children and we plan teaching and learning to enable each individual to reach their full potential. At Baring we use the terms ‘More able’ to refer to between 5 and 10% of our children, who demonstrate a strength in one area or a range of areas and ‘Very able’ to refer to the top 2% who are outstanding in one area or a range of areas. Again these percentages correspond to national guidelines.

PDF icon Music: Music is a powerful and unique form of communication that can change the way children feel, think and act.  As an integral part of culture past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and others. 

 On line acceptable use policies : 1) for parents taking photos and videos at school events 
2) for KS1 pupils using computing technology 
3) for KS2 pupils using computing technology 

PDF icon Physical Education (P.E.): We recognise the important role that physical education plays in a child’s social and academic development. We also realise the integral part that our equal opportunities policy plays in the teaching and learning involved in P.E.

PDF icon PHSE (Personal Social and Health Education) and Citizenship:  We believe that the PHSE and Citizenship Curriculum is important in preparing children to become responsible, functional and committed citizens in the 21st century.  

PDF icon Presentation: We only expect and accept the highest quality presentation of work from all pupils (taking into account their ability, special needs and physical coordination difficulties).

PDF icon Prevent: Our approach to the Prevent Duty that shows how we support children to begin to understand forms of terrorism and radicalisation 

PDF icon Religious education: Our community contains representatives from many different nationalities, cultures and faith groups. As a school we aim to offer a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our pupils.

PDF icon Relationship and sex education: We believe it is important that pupils can make responsible and well informed decisions so that they can live confident, healthy and independent lives. We recognise that the school has an important role to play in ensuring the development of attitudes, skills and knowledge to allow the children to make stable and loving relationships.

Safeguarding: See our Safeguarding Mission Statement here.  We have further information about our approach to safeguarding that is listed under Child Protection on this page.

Safe touch policy : explains the need for such a policy and shows how we use touch in our school 

PDF icon School financial management: Our code of practice brings together decisions made and systems established by the Governing Body of Baring School in line with the Local Authority’s Financial Regulations, the advice of the Audit Commission, and the Borough Auditors.

School Records Management Policy : How our school handles pupil files and information 

PDF icon School travel plan: Shows our commitment to sustainable travel.

PDF icon Science policy: Science is about children exploring, finding out and making sense of their world. It is a body of ever changing knowledge.

 Separated Parents Policy : This policy summaries the legal framework in respect of separated parents.  It attempts to minimise any impact, clarify to all parties what is expected from separated parents and what can be expected from the school/staff.

Single Equality Scheme : How we carry out our duties under the Equality Act 2010

PDF icon Special education needs (SEND): We endeavour to ensure that every child has equal access to the curriculum and is able to play a full part in the whole life of the school. Please click here to see our Local Offer (how the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are met at Baring).

PDF icon Teaching and learning: Central to everything are our  beliefs; in equipping children with the appropriate life skills; enabling children to achieve their full potential in terms of academic success; developing self-respect and respect for the rights and views of others; making learning meaningful and fulfilling.

Use of Reasonable ForceAt Baring Primary School we are committed to ensuring that all pupils and staff are able to work in a safe and supportive environment in order that teaching and learning can take place effectively.  This policy explains how In rare circumstances that it becomes necessary to use force to control or restrain pupils, this will be used as an act of care and not punishment.