Paper copies of school policies can be accessed free of charge from the school office.
Tufnell Park Primary School is a local authority maintained school and the admission criteria can be found on the Islington Council website Islington School Admissions – Tufnell Park Primary
The admissions arrangements for September 2019 are here: islington community schools determined admission arrangements 2019-20
Our nursery for 3 and 4 year old children also follows the Islington Council Early Years Admissions Procedure.
Asset Development Plan
Our Attendance policy describes in detail why it is so very important to make sure your children come to school, what to do if you are having trouble achieving this and what the school will do if a child is persistently absent or late.
Behaviour Policy (including Anti-Bullying statement)
We are proud of the welcoming and respectful attitude of children at our school, which has been noted by Ofsted and other visitors. Our Behaviour Policy covers all aspects of how we achieve and maintain this: parents and families play a crucial role. It incorporates our anti-bullying statement, and explains how we use rewards and sanctions in our approach.
Bereavement Policy [under review]
There are circumstances in which the school may ask parents to pay for something, or give them the option to pay, and others where we do not. Our Charging policy across a whole range of events – from school meals to trips and clubs – is clearly laid out here.
Class Transition Policy
Because Tufnell Park is a one-and-a-half form entry school, there are a number of mixed-year classes. This involves some movement between class rolls each academic year. Our Transition Policy sets out clearly how we define which child will be in each class, and why.
Collective Worship Policy
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy
Under review – To be agreed by Resources Committee Autumn 2018
Health & Safety Policy
Home School Agreement
All parents or carers sign our Home School Agreement, which sets out the roles of families and school in supporting good learning and good behaviour.
Inclusion – Accessibility and Equality
See our Accessibilty and Equality statements on the School Info page.
Managing Medical Conditions in School
Tufnell Park Primary wishes to ensure that pupils with medical conditions receive appropriate support and care at school. This policy is written with regard to Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014.
Offsite Educational Visits Policy
Online / E-Safety & Acceptable ICT Use Policy
Children must leave school able to use information and communication technology both safely and creatively, and Tufnell Park is in the forefront of best practice in this area. Our E-Safety & Acceptable ICT Use policy incorporates a range of policies that deal with individual aspects of ICT use in clear, everyday language. Here, you can download the overview of all these policies, which are available on request. We’ve also provided the following in full:
We ask all parents and children at the school to sign agreements that set out our standards for acceptable use of ICT. View copies of these forms here:
For recommended public sources of advice about child safety on line, please check the links on the page on this site titled, eSafety tips for parents.
Data Protection law in the UK changed in May 2018. The regulation is about protecting people in the modern information age. It gives more control to individuals and more responsibilities to organisations which collect and hold your data.
This document explains how we use pupil information.
See how we use our Pupil Premium funding on the School Info page
Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy
School should always be a safe, secure and happy place and we are determined that Tufnell Park School meets these important aims. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy details the steps we take to ensure this, gives guidelines for action and defines the extent and limits of our responsibilities.
(nb: this is a draft policy, to be ratified by Governors.)
Our policy is based on the Islington Model policy and is designed to ensure that we comply with the DfE’s statutory guidance:
The school adopts the Islington Council Safer Recruitment guidance:
Sex & Relationships Education (SRE) Policy
Sex & Relationships Education is part of the curriculum, in the area known as Personal, Social, Health Education & Citizenship (PSHE). It is age-appropriate and taught consistently, whatever teachers’ personal beliefs. The SRE policy tells you how we develop policy in this area, what we teach and to which children.
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy
We include every child with a Special Educational Need in every aspect of school life. Our SEN policy defines what this means in practice and how we work with families to achieve it. It contains practical information about admissions, access, responsibilities for SEN and extra support throughout the child’s career with us. Please read it in addition to the SEN Information Report, which you can find under The School Info.
The school’s employment policies are those agreed by the London Borough of Islington, adapted to the school as appropriate.
Toileting and Intimate Care Policy
Uncollected Child Policy
This is under review but the key principles/procedure of the 2012 policy attached will be adhered to.
We welcome many volunteers in our school: parents who support the class on school visits or who commit to regular reading with pupils and from organisations who provide trained volunteers with specific skills. Our volunteer policy outlines our arrangements for recruiting and managing volunteers in our school, in line with the school’s Safeguarding Policy and Safer Recruitment guidelines. The aim of this policy is to make the best use of our volunteer’s enthusiasm, skills and experience and to ensure that our children are kept safe.