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Academy Policies

Welcome to our policies page. Below are some of our key documents within our school. If you require any further information about any of our school policies or if you require a copy in an alternative format, please contact the school office.

Accessibility Policy and Plan

Anti-Bullying Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour & Suspensions Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

Confidential Reporting (Whistleblowing)

Code of Conduct for Academy Employees

Complaints Policy

Early Career Teachers (ECT) Induction Policy

Equality Policy

Equality Objectives and Equality Information

Health and Safety Statement of Intent

PSHE & Relationships Education Policy

SEND Policy & Information Report

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Data Protection

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we strictly adhere to the provisions of all relevant Data Protection Legislation, including GDPR, ensuring all personal data is handled in line with the principles outlined in the regulation. We therefore follow procedures and principles which aim to ensure that anyone connected with the school who has access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the school, is fully aware of, and abides by their duties under GDPR.

Data Protection Policy

Privacy Notice – Pupils & Online

PIMS Scope Statement

Subject Access Request Procedure

GDPR Subject Access Request Form

Online Safety and ICT Policy

Remote Learning Policy

Freedom of Information Act

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), academies have a duty to provide advice and assistance to anyone requesting information. Darlington Borough Council manage any FOI requests on behalf of the academy. For further information about how to make a request, please access the link below.

DBC Freedom of Information Requests

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.