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Latchingdon Policies

Assessment, Recording & Reporting Policy (updated March 2016)

Behaviour Policy – Latchingdon (updated October 2020)

British Values and Christian Values in our School – Latchingdon (updated September 2014)

Complaints Procedure Policy – Latchingdon (updated May 2019)

Equality Vision Statement and Objectives – Latchingdon (updated June 2020)

Health & Safety Policy – Latchingdon (updated November 2019)

ICT Policy – Latchingdon (updated March 2017)

Preventing & Tackling Bullying Policy – Latchingdon (updated September 2018)

Relationship, Health & Sex Education – School & Trust Policy 2019-2023 (updated October 2020)

Teaching and Learning Policy – Latchingdon (updated September 2020)

The Aims of the School – Latchingdon

Uniform Policy – Latchingdon

Vine Schools Trust Policies

Academy Improvement Policy

Admissions Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy Addendum (Summer Term 2020)

Capital & Revenue Reserves Policy

Charging Refunds and Remissions Policy

Definition of Disability under the Equality Act 2010 Guidance

Educational Visits Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

E-Safety Policy

Exclusion Policy

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Intimate Care Policy

Lockdown Procedure Guidance

Nolan Principles

Online Safety Policy

Pupil Premium Policy

Safeguarding Adults

Social Media Policy

Student Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Worship Policy

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Ofsted Report 2018

SIAMS Results 2016

School Performance Tables

We work hard to ensure our children are safe in school and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concern, including any related to radicalisation they are encouraged to contact one of our safeguarding team, Mrs J Kemp, Miss K Mallett or Mrs E Strathern, in person, via telephone of via email.

If you have any safeguarding issue but would prefer not to speak to the Headteacher Mrs Kemp please contact Miss Mallett –

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy along with more information which are available at the bottom of this page or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Child Protection Policy 2020-2021 (updated March 2021)

Appendix to Child Protection Policy 2020-2021 (updated January 2021)

Child Protection Policy During School Closure – Latchingdon (updated January 2021)

E-Safety Policy (updated January 2019)

E-Safety Leaflet

Safeguarding Adults Policy (updated September 2020)

Safeguarding Leaflet for Schools

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
Referral to Educational Psychologist service
Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)
When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

Parent consultation day.
One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

Accessibility Plan – 2018-19

SEND Policy 2018 

SEN Information Report 2018

Inclusion Policy

Be Kind Online

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About FIFA 20

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

What Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

Maintaining Mental Wellbeing in Isolation

Online Gaming to Gambling

Online Safety Tips

Screen Addiction 2019

ACL: June/July FREE Community & Family Learning Courses

NHS MID ESSEX: Adult Mental Health & Wellbeing – Guide to Services

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) (dated 28th May 2021)

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: After School Clubs – Summer 2021

MALDON & DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVICE: Information about the 2020 Money Talks Courses

ACL FAMILY LEARNING: Early Years Workshops

LETTER YR 5 & YR 6 PARENTS OF PUPILS ATTENDING MERSEA OUTDOORS TRIP: WhatsApp Group Permission (dated 18th May 2021)

VIRGIN CARE: Maldon Community Storage Unit Flyer

ESSEX CHILD FAMILY & WELLBEING SERVICE: Virtual Timetable – Maldon & South Woodham Ferrers District – May 2021

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Essex ActivAte Flyer – Half Term

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Step Three of the COVID-19 Roadmap – Letter from Clare Kershaw (dated 12th May 2021)

KEGS : Virtual Open Day & Possible School Tours for Year 5 Boys & their Parents

PTFA: Non-Uniform Day – 28/5/21

PTFA: Wellbeing/Quiet Area – Competition – Closing Date 28/5/21

PTFA: Sponsored Walk – 11/6/21

LETTER YR 5 & YR 6 PARENTS OF PUPILS ATTENDING MERSEA OUTDOORS TRIP: Mersea 21st – 25th June Meeting (dated 30th April 2021)

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Your Essex – May 2021 Edition

VIRGIN CARE: PHEW! Parenting Help for Emotial Wellbeing

VIRGIN CARE: ACL Community & Family Learning FREE Courses

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: Sunflower Growing Competition (dated 23rd April 2021)

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Young People Wellbeing Poster – Let’s Talk Social, Emotional & Mental Health Pillars

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Young People Wellbeing Poster – Let’s Talk Loneliness & Isolation

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Young People Wellbeing Poster – Let’s Talk Self-injury

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Young People Wellbeing Poster – Let’s Talk Disordered Eating

LETTER TO PARENTS: Summer Term Arrangements (dated 25th March 2021)

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: Contact Tracing over the Easter Holidays (dated 25th March 2021)

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: Easter Colouring Competition – Deadline date 14th April 2021

VINE SCHOOL TRUST: New Logo Competition – Deadline date 13th April 2021

GOV.UK: What parents and carers need to know about early years, schools and colleges in the spring term 2021 (updated 16th March 2021)

ACTIVE ESSEX & ESSEX COUNTY COUNIL: ActivAte Holiday Activity & Food Programme

ACTIVE ESSEX & PREMIER EDUCATION: Booking Information Easter Holidays – Free funded spaces for children on free school meals

PTFA: Easter Raffle – Draw Wednesday 24th March 2021

PTFA: Easter Egg Hunt & Non-Uniform Day – Friday 26th March 2021

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: Parent Telephone Meeting – 15th March to 26th March 2021

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Essential Living Fund

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: We all have Arguments Poster


RISK ASSESSMENT & ACTION PLAN: Latchingdon (updated 5th March 2021)

LETTER TO ALL PARENTS: Rapid Lateral Flow Testing for Households & Bubbles of School Pupils & Staff

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Workshop: Returning Back to School – 4th March & 18th March 2021

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY: Safer in Essex Online Programme – March 2021

LETTER TO PARENTS: School Information for 8th March 2021 (dated 26th February 2021)

LETTER TO PARENTS: School Information for 8th March 2021 – one-way system route (dated 26th February 2021)

LETTER TO YR 5 & YR 6 PARENTS OF PUPILS ATTENDING MERSEA OUTDOORS TRIP: Request preferred option regarding residential visit (dated 24th February 2021)

GOV.UK: Link to Letters to Clinically Extremely Vulnerable People (updated 26th February 2021)

GOV.UK: Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection (continuously updated – last updated 15th February 2021)

YOUNG MINDS: When Emotions Explode Poster

Free Training on Teams Session for Parents – 4th February & 11th February 2021

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY: Safer in Essex Online Programme – February 2021

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICES: Subject: Winter Wellness (Issue Number 21 – February 2021)

Teams Help Guide

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for Recovery & Return

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Virtual eSafety Parent Workshops with “The 2 Johns” – 28th January 2021 & 4th February 2021

Accessing DB Primary from XBox and Playstation


ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Letter to Parents & Carers (dated 6th January 2021)


LETTER TO PARENTS: Home Learning (dated 4th January 2021)


Critical Worker School Provision Form January 2021

LETTER TO PARENTS: Tier 4 School Closure Letter (dated 30th December 2020)

LETTER TO PARENTS IN HEDGEHOG CLASS  (YEAR 1/2): Close Contact of COVID 19 at Latchingdon CofE Primary School – Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 10 Days

ESSEX CHRONICLE: Nativity 2020 – Red Squirrels picture (Publication 17th December 2020)

LETTER TO PARENTS: Positive Covid Case (dated 14th December 2020)

DFE: Information for Parents regarding COVID19 Contact Tracing over the Christmas Holiday period (dated 9th December 2020)

LETTER TO PARENTS: Free School Meals Information (dated 7th December 2020)

ESSEX LIBRARY SERVICES: The Winter Services Reading Challenge 2020

PTFA: Christmas Raffle – Draw 16th December 2020 at 4 pm

ESSEX HIGHWAYS: SERP Vision Zero Launch Press Release (dated 19th November 2020)

FLYER TO ALL PARENTS: Christmas Buffet Lunch – Friday 11th December 2020

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Lockdown Letter for parents & carers (dated 12th November 2020)

NHS FOUNDATION TRUST: Flu Immunisation Letter

ESSEX CHRONICLE: First Class 2020 – Red Squirrels picture (Publication 12th November 2020)

PTFA: Christmas Jumper and Craft Day – 17th December 2020


LETTER TO PARENTS: Children in Need Competition (dated 5/11/20)

LETTER TO YEAR 5/6 PARENTS: Essex Outdoors Mersea 21st to 25th June 2021 (dated 4/11/20)

LETTER TO PARENTS: Relationship and Sex Education (dated 2nd November 2020)

RSE Primary Schools Guide for Parents

Understanding Relationships Sex & Health Education in Primary & Secondary School

RSE School & Trust Policy 2019-2023


PTFA: Halloween Spooktacular

GOV.UK: COVID-19 Symptom Parental Support Tool – September 2020

HOME START ESSEX: Parenting When Separated Programme

HOME START ESSEX: Outdoor Family Group starting 7th October 2020

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Family First Aid Workshop 15th October 2020

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Subject: Mental Health & Smoking  (Issue Number 18 – October 2020)

LETTER TO PARENTS: Parent’s Telephone Meetings 5th Oct to 16th Oct (dated 28th September 2020)

VINE SCHOOL TRUST: Passport (issued 25th September 2020)

DFE: Letter for Parents about COVID-19 Symptoms (dated 23rd September 2020)

DFE: Poster for Parents COVID-19 Symptoms (dated 23rd September 2020)

Harvest Festival Day – 25th September 2020 (dated 17th September 2020)

October Special Lunch – Thursday 1st October 2020

LETTER TO YR 5 & YR 6 PARENTS: Ormiston Rivers Academy virtual open evening 17th September 2020 (dated 10th September 2020)

LETTER TO YR 5 & YR 6 PARENTS: Plume Academy virtual open evening 10th September 2020 (dated 7th September 2020)

LETTER TO YR 5 & YR 6 PARENTS: Mid Essex Open Evening Events and Tours (issued September 2020)

LETTER TO RECEPTION PARENTS: School times w/c 14th September 2020 to w/c 28th September 2020 (issued 8th September 2020)

Parental Consent Form 2020/2021

ESSEX CHILD & FAMILY WELLBEING SERVICE: Subject: World Suicide Prevention Day (Issue Number 17 – September 2020)

GOV.UK LEAFLET: Returning to Primary: What Parents Need to Know (issued September 2020)

NOTE TO PARENTS: One way plan for September 2020 (dated 2nd September 2020)

LETTER TO PARENTS: School Information for September 2020 (dated 15th July 2020)

Data Protection Policy 

Data Protection Policy (Version 4: Approved 5/1/21)

Data Protection Privacy Notice Statement

Strategy Requests Freedom of Information Policy

Privacy Notice Procedure

Data Handling Security Policy

Retention Schedule Policy

Strategy Requests for Information Policy (Version 2: Approved 5/1/21)

Publication Scheme

Overarching Privacy Notice

Processing Under Consent

Processing Under Consent – Photos

Delivery of Curriculum & Pastoral Care

Processing of Employee Data

Processing of Governor Data

Processing School Volunteer Data

Processing of Online Payments

Publishing Pupil Coursework

Processing of Visitor Data

GDPR Rights Guidance for Parents/Guardians

Parents Guide to Subject Access Requests