Tyssen Community School & Children's Centre
Oldhill Street, London, N16 6LR
Tel: 020 8806 4130 Fax: 020 8806 3620

Email: admin@tyssen.hackney.sch.uk

School Policies

School Policies



Online safety is defined as being safe from risks to personal safety and well being when using all fixed and mobile devices that allow access to the internet, as well as those that are used to communicate electronically.

Online Safety Policy



At Tyssen Primary School, all staff have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. Staff are committed and strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but having a passion and desire for knowledge, and a dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.

Staff are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to meet their full potential. Pupil premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect.

Pupil Premium Policy



Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our children and these interventions have had a significant impact on children’s attainment.

We are delighted with our attainment in all year groups, especially at the end of KS1 and KS2.We are going from strength to strength. These results reflect the hard work of all our staff and the excellent partnership working with parents and the wider community.

Our main aim in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have a good track record of ensuring that all our pupils make good progress, but we acknowledge that levels of attainment are lower for children entitled to free school meals when compared to children not entitled to free school meals. This is a national trend that we want to beat!

We use the Pupil Premium grant to provide support for children who need additional help or those more able children who need challenge and extension. We are working to eliminate barriers to learning by providing support so that our pupils make accelerated progress in order to close the educational gaps.

We will continue to support u children through one to one and small group tuition in all year groups. Senior leaders will identify appropriate interventions and teachers will continue to deliver quality first teaching. We will ensure that we give effective feedback to our children so that they know what they need to do to improve.

We will continue to use a proportion of our pupil premium grant to support children wit out of school learning and any additional resources that may enhance their life experiences and provide them with every possible chance/opportunity to be successful.

Click here for our Pupil Premium Grant Report



Tyssen Primary School and Children’s centre offers a positive, safe learning environment for its community, in which everyone has equal and individual recognition and respect.

We celebrate success and are committed to the continuous improvement and realization of potential in every child. We encourage increasing independence and self-discipline amongst the pupils.

All staff believe that everyone within the school has an important role to play in sharing responsibility for the development of positive behaviour and attitudes.

The policy outlines our policy and practice in terms of managing behaviour. Our children tell us that they feel safe in school and that they know who to go to if they need help.

Positive Behaviour Policy



Bullying is wrong!   Bullying can occur whenever groups of people come together. No organisations can ever prevent bullying from happening completely and no school can ever guarantee that it is –or will become – bully free.

We work to minimise bullying and deal effectively and efficiently with allegations. We recognise that everyone has the right to feel welcome, secure and happy and has a right to be educated in an atmosphere which is free from fear and abuse.

Bullying of any sort stops this being able to happen and reduces equality of opportunity. It is everyone‛s responsibility to prevent this happening and our policy below contains guidelines to support this ethos.

Anti Bullying Policy



All schools are required to have a Positive Handling Policy. This is an extension of our school behaviour policy and it provides guidelines and procedures for dealing with children displaying unacceptable behaviour. It serves three distinct purposes:

•    It should protect the interests of the children in our care

•    It should serve to protect the staff who implement the policy

•    It should serve to protect the Managers


All adults working at Tyssen Primary School and Children’s Centre are aware of their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of every pupil, both physical and emotional, inside and outside school.

This involves ensuring that pupils are protected from significant physical or emotional harm and that there is a positive commitment to ensure the satisfactory development and growth of the individual.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy



At Tyssen Primary School and Children’s Centre we pride ourselves with the quality of service we provide to children and parents and value and work hard to maintain the high standards of parent/ school relationships.

However we appreciate that parents want the very best for their child and at time will query the policy and practice at school. We value all concerns brought to our attention and deal with them quickly and effectively to the satisfaction of both parties. We use the issues raised to question our practice and examine possible ways of improvement in the future.

We follow a complaints procedure when dealing with any concern or complaint, outlined in the document below.

Complaints Procedure



Tyssen Community Primary School and Children’s Centre is an inclusive organisation where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

Equality Policy



Tyssen Primary School collects and uses personal information about staff, pupils, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the school. This information is gathered in order to enable it to provide education and other associated functions.

Data Protection Policy



Tyssen Primary School is committed to openness and transparency in the provision of information to all persons or organisations who request it. We will provide information promptly, subject to the following conditions, which are based on our duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

 Freedom Of Information Policy And Procedures



Tyssen Community School and Early Years Centre values the contribution that every child can make and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and intellectual style.

Sen and Disability Policy



‘Growing and Changing’ is the more common term used in schools to describe Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and it is the right and responsibility of the parent. The school provides lessons on SRE to support parents in fulfilling their responsibility.

Sex and Relationships (SRE) Policy

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