All our policies support UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Awards and the rights of each child.

Attendance Policy

Good attendance and punctuality are vital if pupils are to achieve their potential. Lydgate Junior School is committed to working with parents / carers and pupils to ensure that each pupil benefits from the academic, personal and social opportunities available to them.

Our school enjoys, year on year, higher attendance rates than the national average (96.7 compared to 95.6%) but this still means over 3,000 days of school lost per year.

Our attendance target for the current is 97.4% - please help us achieve this!

This document also provides further information on requesting exceptional term time leave.

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Calculation Policy

Our calculation policy sets out the steps that the children will follow in order to develop their conceptual understanding of the written calculation procedures that they learn. By the end of Key Stage 2, we aim for our children to know and understand an efficient written procedure for each of the four operations.

Follow the links to view our full calculation progressions for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Charges and Remissions Policy

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Complaints Policy

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Covid Catch-Up Policy

Successive periods of remote learning, school partial closures and other pandemic-related factors since March 2020 have negatively impacted on children’s learning.  Research has shown how children have ‘lost’ several months learning over this period. 

Schools have received additional funding over the last two academic years to help them address this. 

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Curriculum Policy

At Lydgate Junior School we believe in providing children with a broad, balanced curriculum which provides first hand experiences and builds on children’s prior knowledge. We take creative approach to deliver the National Curriculum 2014; taking thematic topic led approaches where appropriate to embed and develop skills in English, Maths, Science, ICT, Physical Education and Religious Education.

Our curriculum priorities reflect the interests and abilities of our children and reflect s our ethic of equipping all our children with the skills needed to be competent and compassionate 21st century learners. As a school we are constantly looking to develop a curriculum that promotes opportunities for independent learning, whilst engaging and developing children’s potential through first hand learning experiences; our aim is to offer a wide range of special events and memorable experiences that bring learning to life.

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Disability Access Plan

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Equality Statement

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Handwriting Policy

We currently follow the Sheffield Structured Handwriting Scheme to teach handwriting within school.

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Home School Communication Policy

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Homework Policy

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Online Safety Policy

Online safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology.  It  highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using new technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.

The school’s online safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies including those for Pupil Behaviour, Bullying, Curriculum, Data Protection and Security.

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Positive Behaviour Policy

Good behaviour is much more than pupils simply doing as they are told. Pupils' good behaviour is crucial to the ethos of a school and to the well-being of those who belong to the school community. It is, therefore, necessary to state clearly the kind of school community we wish to create and to identify those characteristics of conduct and behaviour which will help us to achieve it.

Our Pupils' Positive Relationship Policy, summarises the ways in which we think it is reasonable to expect children to behave in school, but we recognise that they will need adult support and guidance if they are to succeed.

We believe that children's education, in its fullest sense, should be a shared responsibility involving school staff and parents in partnership and, for this reason, the influences of both are addressed below.

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Relationships and Health Education Policy

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Safeguarding Policy

The aim of this policy is to safeguard and promote our pupil’s welfare, safety, health and guidance by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.

Lydgate Junior School fully recognises the contribution it must make to protect children and support pupils in school. The school follows all the procedures and policies detailed on the Safeguarding Sheffield Children website.

This school has signed up to Operation Encompass, allowing key adults in school, Police and teams within Sheffield City Council, to work together to help children feel safe, secure and receive appropriate support. For more information visit Operation Encompass.

In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, we have added this addendum to our Safeguarding Policy.  

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Values and Ethos

The ethos of our school is embedded in a rights respecting culture which ensures an inclusive and welcoming environment where we explore, learn and achieve together in a positive and inspiring school. From firm foundations we build strong, skilful, self-motivated pupils with ambition to be the best they can be. We are proud that our school is a safe, happy place to be and we are also pride ourselves on a curriculum that is not only stimulating, relevant and engaging for all, but one that enables all pupils, regardless of gender, background and ability to achieve to their potential.

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Volunteer Policy

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