Listed below are links to all the policies at Oakfields that we use to govern the way we operate and to uphold the standards of behaviour expected by all members of our community. These policies enable us to do our best by those in our care and in our environment. If you would like to receive these as hard copies or you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Registrar.

In the interests of transparency we would like to state that in the academic year 2015/16 we received two formal complaints.”

Please click on the links below to see our policies.

Admissions PolicyView/Download
Anti Bullying PolicyView/Download
Assessment Recording and Reporting PolicyView/Download
Complaint ProcedureView/Download
Curriculum PolicyView/Download
Data Protection PolicyView/Download
Drugs and Alcohol Abuse PolicyView/Download
EAL PolicyView/Download
Early Years PolicyView/Download
Equality and Diversity PolicyView/Download
E-Safety PolicyView/Download
Exclusion PolicyView/Download
First Aid PolicyView/Download
Gifted and Talented Pupils PolicyView/Download
Health and Safety StatementView/Download
Keeping Children Safe in EducationView/Download
PSHCE PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Learning Outside the ClassroomView/Download
Safeguarding - Lost or Missing Children PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Preventing RadicalisationView/Download
Safeguarding - Risk Assessment, Welfare, Health and Safety PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection PolicyView/Download
School Behaviour PolicyView/Download
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural PolicyView/Download
Supervision of Pupils PolicyView/Download
Teaching and Learning PolicyView/Download


Anti-Bullying Alliance

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Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying.

ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field.

We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

To find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance, please click here.


CEOP Help Support and Advice Centre

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Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.


Other Useful Information

The following are two links that we feel will be useful for parents:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents is a refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety.

Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre (www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre) where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.