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At Hastings School 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 PolicyView/Download
Anti-bullying PolicyView/Download
Assessment PolicyView/Download
Recording and Reporting of Assessment PolicyView/Download
Behaviour Policy (Including sanctions and exclusion arrangements)View/Download
Careers Guidance PolicyView/Download
Complaints & Compliments Policy’View/Download
Curriculum PolicyView/Download
Data Protection PolicyView/Download
Early Years Foundation Stage PolicyView/Download
Educational Visits PolicyView/Download
Equal Opportunities PolicyView/Download
E-Safety PolicyView/Download
First Aid and Administration of Medication PolicyView/Download
Health & Safety PolicyView/Download
Induction PolicyView/Download
Marking PolicyView/Download
Risk Assessment Policy - Welfare, Health and SafetyView/Download
Safeguarding - Code of ConductView/Download
Safeguarding - Child Protection PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Drugs & Alcohol PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Hastings Early Years Mobile Phones and Device PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding - Learning outside the classroomView/Download
Safeguarding - Lost or missing childrenView/Download
Safeguarding - Preventing Radicalisation PolicyView/Download
SMSC PolicyView/Download
Special Educational Needs PolicyView/Download
Staff Learning and Development PolicyView/Download
Teaching and Learning PolicyView/Download


Anti-Bullying Alliance

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Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.


CEOP Help support and advice centre

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Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.