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Policies and Procedures

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Behaviour Policy


All students who attend Woodpecker Court have social and emotional difficulties and have generally exhibited challenging behaviour during their secondary, and in many cases, their primary provisioning. The majority of students will have experienced interventions from other agencies both inside and outside provision prior to their referral. The aim of Woodpecker Court is to address the behavioural barriers to learning and inclusion in the widest sense. The focus is behaviour modification and assessment of needs in relation to each individual and therefore their future learning program. For some students the referral is for a short-term respite intervention plan, for others it is a long-term learning program leading to functional skills qualifications.

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Complaints Procedure for Woodpecker Court


This Complaints Procedure is not limited to parents or carers of students that are registered at the provision. Any person, including members of the public, may make a complaint to Woodpecker Court about any provision of facilities or services that we provide. Unless complaints are dealt with under separate statutory procedures (such as appeals relating to exclusions or admissions), we will use this Complaints Procedure.

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Child Protection Policy 

Woodpecker Court is a community and all those directly connected (staff, volunteers, governors, parents, families and students) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. Woodpecker Court recognises our statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.

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Equality Objectives

At Woodpecker Court we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all students, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.

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Woodpecker Court Charging and Remissions Policy 

Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 set out the law on charging for school activities in schools maintained by local authorities in England. Woodpecker Court is not presently a maintained school, it is deemed as both an Alternative Education and Specialist Post 16 Provider; therefore, not all of Sections 449-462 of The Education Act apply. This policy contains both information that Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 contains as well as information specific to Woodpecker Court. Where the word “school” is used this pertains specifically to the content of The Education Act, where applicable there will also be a description of what Woodpecker Court does to meet the requirements of The Act that apply. Woodpecker Court will ensure that they inform parents on low incomes and in receipt

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Woodpecker Court Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. It helps the site to function properly and give you an optimal experience whilst on our page.

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GDPR, Data Protection and Privacy Notices Policy

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and The Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) is the law that protects personal privacy and upholds individual’s rights. It applies to anyone who handles or has access to people’s personal data. This policy is intended to ensure that personal information is dealt with properly and securely and in accordance with the legislation. It will apply to personal information regardless of the way it is used, recorded and stored and whether it is held in paper files or electronically.

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Woodpecker Court Personal Social Health and Economic Education Statement

This statement is designed to be read in conjunction with our Relationships and Sex Education Policy (RSE). Woodpecker Court considers the holistic development of students to be instrumental in improving both their outcomes and life chances of students. This is underpinned by our ethos and values.

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Woodpecker Court Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy

This policy covers Woodpecker Court’s approach to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) as set out in the DfE ‘Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education’ draft guidance (February 2019). This guidance will become compulsory from September, 2020..

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Woodpecker Court Rewards Procedure

As is the ethos of Woodpecker Court we feel that rewards for our students forms the core of our ethos whether these rewards are intrinsic or extrinsic. The students have been integral in developing this policy, taking into consideration the views of staff. Woodpecker Court looks to reward students, not to bribe them into performing well but to recognise and celebrate the individual and continuous positive behaviours exhibited by individuals as well as groups across the entire provision. Its aim is to not only acknowledge the day to day effort, progress and achievements of our students but also their accumulative accomplishments and ensure that these are recognised appropriately.

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Woodpecker Court Whistle Blow Policy

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Woodpecker Court Uniform Policy

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Woodpecker Court Provider Access Statement

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