At Bridge Schools we have policies and procedures to help our Trust run smoothly. Set policies and procedures enable us to provide a high quality and consistent provision for our children. It also helps to support staff with guidance to handle situations as they arise.
A policy is a guiding principle used to set direction across our Trust, many of these are statutory. A procedure is a series of steps to be followed as a consistent and repetitive approach to accomplish an end result.
Policies for Bridge Schools are always being reviewed, as we learn lessons through experiences and as legislation changes nationally/locally. Policies are written to provide consistency across the Trust and support schools by using a coherent approach. Once reviewed and agreed by the Trust Board (or a Senior Leader), policies and procedures are available on the Trust Portal (internal platform) or the Trust Website (external platform) or the School Website (external platform), depending on the purpose of the policy.
Each policy relates to the aims of Bridge Schools and ties in with our vision.
Wherever possible, a set format is used, to provide stakeholders with a user friendly format. Policies include the purpose, what we want to achieve, what we do in school/central office and who does what, including monitoring and evaluating.
Where a Trust wide policy is used, central staff ensure this is populated across all school websites in the same format. Schools are responsible for cascading Trust policies and procedures to their stakeholders and updating their own websites appropriately with local information relevant to their own schools.
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