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Vine Schools Trust Policies

Vine Schools Trust Policies

Mistley Norman Policies

Academy Improvement Policy

Admissions Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy 

Behaviour Policy Addendum – 2020

Bereavement Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

Children Missing Their Education Owing to Medical Needs

Child Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Child Protection Policy

Code of Conduct

Complaints Procedure Policy

Cover and APP Policy

Critical Incident Coronavirus (March 2020)

Data Handling Security Policy

Data Protection Policy

Definition of Disability under the Equality Act 2010 Guidance

Education of Children in Care and Post LAC

Educational Visits Policy

Equality Statement 

E-Safety Policy

Exclusion Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in Learning Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Lockdown Procedure Guidance

Lone Working Policy

Nolan Principles

Equality Statement

Online Safety Policy

Peer on Peer Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy

Phonics Policy 

Positive Handling Policy (March 2020)

Preventing and Tackling Bullying Policy

Privacy Notice Procedure

Pupil Premium Policy

Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy

Religious Education Policy

Remote Learning Policy

Retention Schedule Summer 21

Safeguarding Adults 

Social Media Policy

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Staff Sickness Absence Management Procedure

Statutory Requests Freedom of Information

Student Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Supporting Children with Medical Needs Policy

Worship Policy

Uniform Policy


Our Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the Vine Schools Trust Website.  Please click here for further information.

Ofsted Report 2018/2019

SIAMS Report 2017

School Performance Tables

Please see the hyperlinked document regarding concerns about the newly released series ‘Squid Game’ – Squid Game – Safeguarding

We work hard to ensure our children are safe in school and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concern, including any related to radicalisation they are encouraged to contact one of our safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Mrs S Bryson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL): = Miss R Thompson & Mrs M Massey

We encourage you to tell us of any concerns you may have about children being safe online. You may also want to use the information on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website.

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy along with more information which are available at the bottom of this page or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Social media concerns
Find expert advice to make the most of the screen time and help children share safely

At just over 8 minutes in length the e-safety expert, Alan Mackenzie,  discusses the topic of online gaming. He emphasises that whilst to some, gaming just means playing games, but to children it is quite different and there are 2 main reasons for this:

  • The majority of children play games for socialisation – their friendship groups.
  • A small number of children play games to escape something that is, or has, gone wrong in their lives. In other words, they use games as a coping mechanism.

Click on the link or copy/paste the link into your browser. You will also find some links below the video link that you may find useful.

Useful Links:

Gaming Hub – Lots of useful information here: gaming age guides, what you need to know, choosing the best games, setting limits and more:

Common Sense Media – If your child is asking you about a game and you’re not sure, it’s worth having a look on the Common Sense Media website where you can find advice and opinion about thousands of games.

Taming Gaming – this is a brilliant resource for parents, with lots of useful information. The site is owned by a father who is a big gaming enthusiast.

Andrew Hall discusses what is commonly called the 3C’s which refers to: Content, Contact and Conduct.

The 3C’s is the easiest way of understanding risk regardless of whether you think you are tech savvy or not.

Click on the link or copy/paste the link into your browser. You will also find some links below the video link that you may find useful.

Useful Links:

There is a huge range of risks and concerns online. Below you will find links to some common concerns.

One of the main concerns from parents is related to adult content. Here is a link that will help you to learn a little more, tips to protect your child and how you can deal with it.

Another concern is related to youth produced sexual images (sometimes called sexting). Here you will find some very useful information. In particular I would recommend reading the document ‘Look at Me’. It is quite long but it gives many useful facts, particularly in relation to vulnerable children.

Child Protection During School Closure Policy

Child Protection Policy 2024 – 2024

Safeguarding Poster for TVMN 2024

Appendix D to Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

8 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online During Lockdown

Exploring YouTube Confidently – Guide

BBC Own It

Advice on how to keep your children free from exploitation


Childline Poster

Internet Matters

Parent WhatsApp Safety Guide

Parent Fortnite, Fall Guys and Rocket League Safety Guide

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

  • Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
  • Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
  • Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
  • Referral to Educational Psychologist service
  • Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)

When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, they are receiving support in or out of class that would be seen as additional or different to the usual classroom prevision. Consultation with parents of pupils who are on the SEN register will continue through:

  • Parent consultation meetings.
  • One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
  • For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

Accessibility Plan – Appendix A of SEN Policy

SEN Policy Autumn 2021 (Updated Autumn 2021)

SEND Information Report (Updated October 2022)

Please note that this page is currently not being used. Please contact the school office if you need any letters issued, or have any questions.

Letter from the Headteacher 07.07.2021

Street Tag

Street Tag QR Code

Parent Leaflet

School Reopening Risk Assessment and Action Plan – March 2021

Essex County Council Letter to Parents – Home Testing for Households

Exploring YouTube Confidently – Guide

Guide to using Teams and Purple Mash

Virtual School Rules

Communication Protocol for Parents and Carers

Virtual School Timetable

Essex County Council Letter to Parents and Carers – 6 Jan 2021

Immunisation Parent Consent Letter

Current Risk Assessment and Action Plan – October 2020

Covid Information Poster

Letter from the Headteacher 04.09.20 

Vine Passport 

Welcome from the Head 02.09.20

School Reopening Risk Assessment and Action Plan

Reading with TRUST comic

Be Kind Online

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About FIFA 20

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

What Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

Maintaining Mental Wellbeing in Isolation

10 Top Tips for Remote Learning for Parents

Online Gaming to Gambling

Online Safety Tips

Screen Addiction 2019

Our GDPR regulations are part of the Vine Schools Trust policies.  Please click here for further information.