They also help parents to better understand how and why the school operates and what they should expect from the school as well as what we sometimes expect from them. The complaints procedure, for example provides precise guidance on how parents can air grievances, who to complain to and what to expect in terms of responses from the school.
Many Policies are similar to those of other schools throughout the country and for those policies we tend to 'redraft and adapt' documents from publishers such as TRC Ltd to ensure they fit with our own needs and values. Some policies are highly individual to the school and can take several months of staff meeting time and governor meetings to develop and put into practice. Others are created by the head teachers of groups of schools, like the attendance policy, which ensures a consistent approach to tackling absences throughout the local community. Finally, a few policies are 'handed down' either by government or by the directors of the Flying High Trust that we must adhere to.
Whilst all of our policies are accessible to parents by contacting the school office, some key documents are also available to view using the menu bar.