Exemplar

Through a process of self-evaluation leading to a School Improvement Plan, with a tariff of almost £200,000 the school had clearly followed guidelines for appropriate allocation of funds.

The school included the following in its portfolio of evidence, all signposted through a contents list:
  • self-evaluation form, School Improvement Plan and published data relating to the allocation of its Pupil Premium funds
  • records of attendance, punctuality, academic success, behaviour and racism
  • description of the curriculum and alternative arrangements
  • school policies and practices as verified by the governors
  • a range of photographic evidence to make the school’s inclusivity visually clear
The 10 statements relating to The United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child (1959) were then applied.
  • Principle 1 is the over-arching statement about Inclusion. The organisation actively supports and promotes Inclusion through training of staff and external links. It prepares thoroughly for issues of Inclusion, rather than waiting for them to happen. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 2 relates to giving all protection from bullying. The organisation actively supports and promotes policies relating to dealing with bullying, racism and homophobia through training of staff and external links, rather than waiting for incidents to happen. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 3 is about safeguarding children’s names and nationalities. The organisation ensures children are formally and informally taught about their own nationality, and the nationalities of others. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 4 is about basic human needs. The organisation ensures that all children can access food, housing, recreation and medical services. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 5 relates to additional leaning and other needs of all children. The organisation addresses the needs of all children. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 6 is about children have access to care services. The organisation actively supports and promotes policies relating to dealing with issues relating to care for all and have successful multi-agency links. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 7 is about developing an individual sense of right and wrong. The organisation actively supports and promotes policies relating to dealing with issues relating to the development of a sense of morality for all and has successful multi-agency links. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 8 relates to the safeguarding of children. The organisation actively supports and promotes policies relating to dealing with issues relating to the safeguarding of all and has successful multi-agency links. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 9 ensures child protection. The organisation actively supports and promotes policies relating to dealing with issues relating to child protection for all and has successful multi-agency links. Fully achieved.
  • Principle 10 is concerned with children gaining an awareness of other cultures and religions. The organisation ensures children are formally and informally taught about other cultures and religions. Fully achieved.