Policies & Guidance Documents

The Ascent Academies Trust’s Board regularly meet to discuss their policies and governance.  This page provides Statutory policies and further guidance.

Emergency Evacuation procedures

All individual premises have their own site specific emergency evacuation plans and procedures.  These are displayed in the academy buildings, reviewed and tested regularly and are communicated to staff and visitors.

Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

There are a number of separate procedures in place in each academy regarding business continuity to deal with range of potential scenarios, events or circumstances.  Disaster recovery and business continuity arrangements for business critical resources and systems are detailed in the relevant policies (i.e. Finance Policy and IT Policy).

Procedure for checking the identity of visitors

Visitors to the academies are required to sign in on the visitors register and are asked to produce photographic identification and the reason for their visit. If photo ID is not available other methods of confirming identity will be sought. Visitors without appropriate ID and clearances are not permitted on the premises unaccompanied.

Trust Wide Statutory Policies

Policy

 Date

Review Date

Accessibility Plan & Equality Objectives July 2021 June 2022
Admissions Policy September 2022 September 2023
Behaviour Regulation Policy November 2021 November 2022
Careers Education, Advice, Information & Guidance (CEAIG) June 2022 June 2023
Charging and Remissions Policy October 2019 October 2022
Complaints Policy March 2022 March 2025
Whistleblowing – CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING June 2020 June 2022
GDPR June 2020 June 2022
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy October 2021 September 2023
Equality and Diversity Policy October 2019 October 2022
Exclusions Policy September 2021 May 2023
External Visits July 2020 July 2022
First Aid December 2021 December 2022
Freedom of Information Policy March 2019 March 2022
Health and Safety Policy October 2021 October 2022
Public Sector Equality Duty June 2018 June 2022
Dealing with allegations made against staff November 2021 November 2022
SEND Policy and Information Report January 2022 January 2023
Sex & Relationships Education Policy October 2021 September 2024
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions December 2021 December 2022
Weapons Policy October 2021 September 2022
Remote Learning Policy December 2020 December 2021
Remote Education – Information for Families December 2020 December 2021
Pupil Illness/Infection Control October 2021 October 2022
Code of Conduct Policy January 2022 January 2024
Risk Management Policy February 2022 February 2023

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Policies

For child protection policies and further guidance documents in relation to safeguarding please refer to our Academy Specific Policies and Further Guidance sections below.

Policy

 Date

Review Date

Complaints Policy March 2022 March 2025
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy October 2021 September 2023
First Aid December 2021 December 2022
Missing Pupil Policy October 2021 October 2022
Pupil Collection and Late Collection Policy January 2022 January 2023
Pupil Illness/ Infection Control October 2021 October 2022
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions December 2021 December 2022

 

Academy Specific Statutory Policies

A copy of the child protection policy for each academy can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Further Guidance

Further Guidance – Safeguarding
Safeguarding Supervision Policy 
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
(KCSIE Guidance must be read in conjunction with Academy specific Child Protection Policies)
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
What to do if you think a child is being abused
Additional Information

Ascent Safeguarding Lead

Sharon Common

Further Guidance – General
GDPR DP statement