As a school we regularly review our policies. Below are links to the latest versions of our key policies. If you have any questions about our policies, please contact the school. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can obtain a hard copy free of charge for any policy by contacting the school office.
School Equality Statement
All schools must publish information about the key demographics of the school and indicate how any inequality detected from equality impact assessment is being tackled. This document gives these figures and our key equality objectives for the coming 3 years.
School Improvement Plan (SIP)
Each year John Ball produces a School Improvement Plan which identifies how we can further improve and develop the work of the school, how we will manage change, and how we can make best use of resources and new opportunities available to us.
Learning and Teaching Policy
At John Ball we aim for every child to be engaged and excited by learning, to become an effective learner and to begin to understand how they learn best. Our learning and teaching policy is at the heart of all we do. It sets out clear expectations, provides a standard uniform approach, a minimum entitlement for every pupil and can be easily monitored ensuring equal opportunity for all our pupils.
Assessment for Learning Policy
At John Ball we aim for every child to be engaged and excited by learning, to become an effective learner and to begin to understand how they learn best. Our Assessment for Learning Policy sets out clear expectations, provides a standard uniform approach, a minimum entitlement for every pupil and can be easily monitored ensuring equal opportunity for all our pupils.
At John Ball our key mission is “Achievement, ambition and progress for all…” We believe passionately in the inclusion of all pupils regardless of their needs. Our business is to support children overcome any barriers to their learning that they may experience. Details of our approach are set out in our Inclusion Policy.
Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence
We are delighted to announce that we have retained the coveted IQM Centre of Excellence award. We were visited by an assessor from the IQM who was very impressed by the work of the school and its community. The full report can be seen below.
Home Learning Policy
John Ball recognises the vital role parents play in their child’s education. We hope that parents, pupils and teachers will work in partnership to promote positive learning within and out with the school. Our Home Learning Policy sets out how we aim to promote links between home and school and our approach to homework.
Behaviour for Learning Policy
John Ball’s Behaviour Policy promotes a high standard of behaviour in an atmosphere where excellent learning can take place and where all members of the school community are valued.
Anti Bullying Policy
John Ball School is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our school community so that learning can take place in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable in our school. Our Anti Bullying Policy sets out our approach to bullying.
Sex and Relationships Policy (SRE)
John Ball takes seriously its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Our Safeguarding Policy sets out the measures in place to ensure that this happens.
School Travel Plan
John Ball is seeking ways to reduce the reliance on the car as a means for parents to get their children to school. The school wants to increase the number of pupils arriving at school on time and ready to learn. Our Travel Plan sets out how we aim to achieve this.
If you wish to make a complaint about the school, please refer to our complaints procedure.
Please find below details on our school admissions policy:
Charging Remission Policy
Please find below details on our charging remission policy:
Please find below our E-Safety policy:
Please find below our attendance policy:
Privacy Notice – Data Protection
Please find below our Privacy Notice
English is at the heart of our work as a school. Being able to communicate clearly is an essential skill. Our policy outlines our key strategies and approaches:
Over the past 7 years we have worked very hard as a school to improve our outcomes in maths. We are pleased that our KS2 outcomes are now in the top 1% of schools in the country. Our policy outlines our key strategy and approaches:
Environment for learning policy
Our learning environment is crucial to our success as a school. Our revised policy makes our expectations for this clear to all:
Statement regarding the promotion of British Values
At John Ball we have long had a values approach to our ethos and curriculum. The following statement explains this in respect of the Government’s Promoting British Values agenda.
Our school dinners are cooked on the premises by Chartwells. A termly menu is displayed in school, available below and a copy is sent home. We provide a choice of meals and a vegetarian option is always available.