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
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.
|Complaints Policy||October 2019||October 2022|
|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 – Safeguarding|
|Safeguarding Supervision Policy|
|Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021|
|(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|
Ascent Safeguarding Lead
|Further Guidance – General|
|GDPR DP statement|