School Policy Documents
At Hastings School, one of the foremost schools in Madrid, Spain, the safety and well-being of our children is our first priority. We are committed to ensuring their safety as well as their physical and emotional wellbeing. We also believe that parents need to be confident that the school provides a safe and secure environment for their children. Additionally, the staff should feel that the school is a safe place in which to work.
To this end we take proactive measures to protect the safety and security of all our students, parents and staff members. We follow a series of policies and guidelines that are designed to ensure that the protection of all our pupils is consistent with the values, principles and procedures which prevail in our daily interactions with them.
A variety of approaches have been envisaged in order to implement effective security and protection policies throughout the school.
|Admissions, Attendance and Children Missing from Education Policy||View/Download|
|Educational Visits Policy||View/Download|
|English as additional language (EAL) Policy||View/Download|
|First Aid Policy||View/Download|
|Health & Safety Policy||View/Download|
|Privacy and Cookie Notices||View/Download|
|Risk Assessment Policy – Welfare, Health and Safety||View/Download|
|Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy||View/Download|
|Drugs & Alcohol Policy||View/Download|
|Preventing Radicalisation Policy||View/Download|
|Special Educational Needs Policy and Disability Policy||View/Download|
|Pupil Supervision and Lost and Missing Children Policy||View/Download|
|Bus Routes Policy||View/Download|
Hastings' Inspection Reports
Hastings is a non-selective school and we are proud of our established reputation for high academic standards. This is a voluntary inspection scheme for British schools overseas. This ensures every school provides their pupils with the skills and qualifications they need to enter or re-enter the British education system. This helps to inform parents of how the standards in these schools measure up against the standards that apply to independent schools in England.
The inspectorates are approved by the Department for Education of the UK and monitored by Ofsted (the Office for standards in education). Read more about the standards for inspectorates.
The School Inspection Service report states that our ‘Primary school develops pupils’ competence in English very well and the fruits of this are evident throughout the school. From the youngest classes upwards, pupils’ personal and social development is fostered extremely well.
Please find a copy of our latest inspection report below and the highlights from the report:
“This is an outstanding school in most respects. It has many strengths and the school has identified areas for development. It has a powerful capacity to maintain excellence as the leaders and managers monitor, evaluate and improve so well, and they have a positive impact on the teaching and learning throughout.”
Highlights from the report
- ‘Throughout the school, pupils are very well cared for and describe their pleasure of being members of a family community’
- ‘The school’s management is determined to ensure that two-way communication with parents on a regular basis is further facilitated and strengthened, and that has been evident in the bulletins and newsletters from the Principal.’
- ‘Pupils’ behaviour and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness are of high quality’
- ‘The quality of teaching in the primary school is good and occasionally outstanding, resulting in commensurate progress by pupils’
- ‘Teaching across the secondary school is good, and a quarter of lessons seen in a range of subjects and across the year groups of schools were outstanding’
- ‘Assessment in the Secondary School is generally good. Results at externally validated exams are a reflection of this. Pupils know what progress they are making and in subjects, for instance, notably Art, Science and English, correction is of high quality, both supportive and diagnostic. In the best instances, there is a real dialogue between pupils and teachers’
- ‘The student body is drawn from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, and the pupils work and play harmoniously together’
- ‘Effective anti-bullying procedures are in place. Pupils said in discussion with inspectors that there was no bullying in school, but should it occur both older and younger pupils knew what to do and were confident the matter would be swiftly addressed’