Policy
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Document History:
First Published 09/2016

Policy Review Date:
October 2017

Status:
Live on website ver-1e

Behaviour and exclusion Policy
This document explains the expectations regarding the management of pupil behaviour. It applies to all staff and volunteers.

Any queries about this policy should be sent to the document editor identified in 1.1 via contactus@edlumino.org

1.1             
This document should be interpreted in line with the standard policy context and definitions. The editor of this document is the CEO and it is implemented from 1st June 2016.

1.2             
This document must be read in conjunction with the site specific Procedures at each site.

2     General behaviour principles
  • Students should at all times be respectful, polite, and considerate of others
  • Students must always be tolerant of differences and peaceful in resolving problems.
  • Students must not separate themselves from wrong doing and report it immediately, otherwise they become part of the ‘joint enterprise’ of the wrong doing in question.
  • The formal ‘power to discipline’ is exercised by all staff
 
3    Sanction types and authorisation

3.1             
Each site will draw up a list of the types of sanctions (including exacerbation and mitigation) in use at that site and the staff authorised to issue those sanctions.
 
4     Prohibited and banned items

4.1             
The following are ‘prohibited’ items.
  • knives and weapons
  • alcohol
  • illegal drugs
  • stolen items
  • cigarettes, tobacco, cigarette papers
  • fireworks
  • pornographic images
  • any article which has been used, or is likely to be used, to commit an offence, cause personal injury or damage to property

4.2              Each site may draw up its list of ‘banned items’, which may be searched for.
 
5     Searching and screening for items

5.1             
All staff involved in teaching or teaching related activities will normally be authorised to ‘search.’ Staff will carry out searches or screening, in accordance with the law.

5.2             
Items detrimental to education and the running of the site may be confiscated. Confiscated items may be destroyed, retained, returned to a family member, or passed to the police or other agencies.
 
6      Exclusions

6.1             
Exclusions will be handled in accordance with the law and following statutory guidance.
 
7       Conclusion

7.1              This Policy has been Impact Assessed for Environment and Equality considerations. Policy review follows the Review cycle.
    
Impact Assessment  : Edlumino Behaviour and Exclusion Policy
Equality Impact Assessment : Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Age, Religion, Disability, Sexuality, Maternity, Gender Reassignment, Marriage & Civil Partnership, Deprivation

Concerns arising after control measures added : NONE

Further Action : NONE
Environmental Impact Assessment : Waste & Recycling, Pollution of water, land, air, noise, light or odour. Flooding, Energy or materials use.

Concerns arising after control measures added : NONE

Further Action : NONE


See Also :  General assessments and general control measures within the Meta Policy

Assessment carried out by : RF March 2016

Appendix  : Definitions of words used in Policies and Procedures
In general, English words are assumed to have the meaning and reference contained within the Oxford English Dictionary. Specialist terminology relating to Education is taken as having the meaning given to it in the appropriate English parliamentary legislation or English Government documents (especially those from the Department for Education).

Within the organisation we give our own additional definitions as follows:

‘associate volunteers’: are individuals who volunteer and work alongside organisational staff, but are not formally enrolled within the organisation. These individuals may belong to other charities (such as Save the Children, etc), in which case they are ‘corporate associate volunteers,’ or they may be self sponsoring and working on their own behalf, in which case they are ‘sole associate volunteers.”’
‘directors’: are the trustees.

‘Editor’: the member of staff who is deemed to ‘own’ a document and is responsible for ensuring that it is published, reviewed, amended and kept accurate and up to date

‘member’:  the individuals in charity law responsible for appointing the trustees. In Edlumino Education Aid the trustees are the members, and they are a self-regulating body.

‘Organisation’:    The organisation is Edlumino Educational Aid

‘school’: refers to any place where learning is delivered by a member of staff to pupils, as a corporate act of the organisation. This could be a school, an academy or some other formal or informal setting.

‘staff’:  refers principally to employed members of the organisation. However the word ‘staff’ is used in organisational documents as a simple way of referring to all who work on behalf of the organisation, so it includes ‘trustees’, ‘members’, ‘volunteers,’ ‘visitors,’ etc.

‘student’: there is a customary distinction between ‘pupils’ who are learners up to the age of 16 and ‘students’ who are post 16 learners. We use the word ‘student’ to refer to all learners, regardless of age.

‘Studium’: is an Edlumino centre where education, or emergency education is provided. This term is used for centres where words such as ‘school’ or
‘education’ could be misconstrued or mistakenly viewed as having political connotations.

‘Supporter’: this is a person who undertakes to fund raise or carry out other activities which support the organisation. Supporters are not formally part of the organisation and have no formal rights or responsibilities within the organisation.

‘teacher’: a member of staff responsible for ensuring that students learn. This could include those who are formally qualified as teachers, those who are experienced as teachers, or it could include individuals who are delivering aspects of a role which could otherwise be done by teachers.

‘trustees’: those appointed by trustee vote to the body of trustees responsible for the organisation

‘volunteer’:  an individual who donates time to work for the organisation. Individuals only become ‘volunteers’ from the point that they complete their induction and are enrolled as a volunteer. Volunteers have no contractual rights as there is no contract between the organisation and a volunteer.

‘visitor’: an individual who is visiting an organisational site or activity, potentially doing so in order to make a decision about whether to ask to become a volunteer.