Our school is committed to providing the very best education for our young people and want our pupils to be healthy, happy and safe and to do well. We recognise the importance of establishing and maintaining good relationships with parents, carers and the wider community. We are aware that there may be occasions where people have concerns or complaints and our Complaints Policy sets out the steps that should be followed in order to resolve these as quickly and informally as possible.
School governing bodies are required under Section 29 of the Education Act 2002 to have in place a procedure for dealing with complaints relating to the school, other than those covered by separate legislation and formal procedures and are covered by other policies and guidance. These include:
- Special Educational Needs
- Staff Grievances / Discipline
- Child Protection
It is expected that all complaints will be referred to the school in the first instance and that all stages will be pursued before considering a referral to the Secretary of State for Education (DfE Complaints Unit) if a complainant feels that their complaint has not been dealt with appropriately or remains unresolved.
Complainants are encouraged to follow through each stage of the procedure, as appropriate, in order to resolve their concerns.