“The academy has a very good level of awareness about the ‘Prevent’ programme.” Ofsted 2016
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All school staff have a right to work in a safe place and any abuse, threats or violence towards staff on school premises or via the telephone or email by parents or any other members of the community will be met by prompt and appropriate action. Equally, parents have the right to be treated respectfully and in a professional manner by the staff of the school.
Our vision is to enable all students with special educational needs to reach their full potential, to be included fully in their school communities and to make a successful transition to adulthood, and the world of further and higher education, training or work.
At Upper Shirley High we promote positive behaviour and ensure that we create a stimulating and challenging learning environment in which students can achieve success both academically and socially.
Restorative approaches at Upper Shirley High is a way of being and a tool that, combined with Habits of Mind, creates a rich environment to promote healthy relationships, develop social and emotional understanding and enhance the thinking skills students need both academically and socially.
Safeguarding concerns protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
In the interests of digital security, e-Safety and the protection of our data and equipment, all school IT users are required to comply with the contents of our USH Acceptable Use of IT Policy. This policy stipulates the constraints and practices that an IT user must comply with when accessing the school network and school internet connection provision.
It is recognised that things can go wrong, but the school is committed to resolving concerns as quickly and effectively as possible.