The Board of Governors of Harrogate Grammar School Academy Trust (HGSAT) recognises that under the Health and Safety at Work, etc, Act 1974 it has a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the safety, health and welfare of all persons affected by its activities, and accepts that it has a responsibility to take all reasonably practicable steps to secure the health and safety of students, staff and others using HGSAT premises or participating in HGSAT-sponsored activities.
Harrogate Grammar School aims to inspire its students to become lifelong and independent learners. We value learning of all kinds, be it to develop academic understanding or for the development of other skills and personal attributes. Staff will aim to create an atmosphere of challenge and support for all learners.
Safely managed educational visits with a clear purpose are an indispensable part of a broad and balanced curriculum and a vibrant part of the academies within the Red Kite Learning Trust. They are an opportunity to extend pupils’ learning and enrich their appreciation and understanding of themselves, others and the world around them. They can be the catalyst for improved academic performance, contextual understanding, a lifetime interest or in some cases professional fulfilment. They are to be encouraged.
The widespread ownership of mobile phones among young people requires that school administrators, teachers, students, and parents take steps to ensure that mobile phones are used responsibly at schools. This Harrogate Grammar School Policy is designed to ensure that potential issues involving mobile phones can be clearly identified and addressed, ensuring the benefits that mobile phones provide (such as increased safety) can continue to be enjoyed by our students.
The vast majority of students at Harrogate Grammar School behave very well and make progress in whatever the setting. However, in order to fulfil our duty of care to all students, prevent harm and maintain a safe/secure learning environment, as a last resort, we may, on a very small number of occasions, need to physically hold (restrain) a student for his/her own safety.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. Harrogate Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Sex education policy outlines the aims and objectives of Harrogate Grammar School with regards to the Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) programme.
The term social media‟ refers to the tools which use web and mobile based technologies that turn communication into active dialogue. This policy appends guidance on the appropriate use of social media, within a framework designed to address the specific areas of risk.
At Harrogate Grammar School we take great pride in our mission of `excellence for all’, striving for all learners to achieve their full potential – emotionally, physically, socially and academically. This is nurtured through a proactive and caring environment that promotes consistency, stability and respect for all. We want students to be resilient and persevering whatever the challenge and our support to enable them to reach this goal is unrelenting. The objective of this policy is to ensure that the governing body makes provision for vulnerable students who have SEN or those who are disabled.
Harrogate Grammar School recognises that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural element of students’ education is crucial to their development as an individual, allowing them to take their rightful place in their community as a local, national and global citizen. SMSC is about the values students are encouraged to hold, their attitude towards learning, knowledge and society.