Policies


Please find below our policy documents.  A paper copy of a policy can be made available to you, on request, from the school office by emailing ask.lowry@lowryacademy.org.uk or call 0161 5295200.

Admissions

Admissions Policy (2023 - 2024)

Admissions Policy (2024 - 2025)

Admissions Policy (2025 - 2026)

The Lowry Academy is an inclusive school and welcomes children from the local community. The admissions application and offer process will be coordinated via Salford City Council and its timetable. This policy explains the application procedure and requirements.

Attendance

Attendance and Punctuality Policy

The Lowry Academy is committed to ensuring that parents/carers and students understand the importance of regular and punctual attendance. Regular attendance is critical for students to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.

 

Review date: September 2024

Behaviour

Behaviour Policy

This policy sets out how the academy will promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect, prevent bullying, ensure that students complete assigned work, and regulate the conduct of students.

 

Review date: September 2024

Anti Bullying & Antagonism Policy

This policy sets out the expectations of behaviour at The Lowry Academy and its approach in ensuring that all students are safe from bullying behaviour and able to thrive in a positive learning environment in keeping with its core aims and values.

 

Review date: September 2024

Complaints

Complaints Policy

This policy deals with concerns or complaints from parents of current pupils and parents of former pupils provided the complaint was initially raised when the pupil was still registered at the School.

Complaint Form

Please complete and submit this form to the Principal’s P.A. Mrs Duffy who will acknowledge receipt and explain what action will be taken.

 

Review date: September 2024

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity Policy

This policy sets out the policy of The Lowry Academy and its approach in relation to equality and diversity; ensuring that all students and staff are safe and able to thrive in a positive learning environment in keeping with its core aims and values to bring out the ‘best in everyone’.

Review date: December 2024

Disability Accessibility Policy 2022 – 2025

This plan is drawn up in accordance with the planning duty in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended by the SEN and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA). It draws on the guidance set out in "Accessible Schools: Planning to increase access to schools for disabled students", issued by DfES in July 2002. At all times the School will also be equally aware of the needs of disabled staff, parents and visitors.

Review date: September 2025

Finance & Operations

Charging and Remissions Policy

The Board of United Learning recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, out of school trips, residentials and experiences of other environments, can make towards students’ all round educational experience and their personal and social development.

 

Review date: March 2024

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium funding (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

 

Review date: October 2024

GDPR

General Data Retention Policy

The principles outlined in this policy apply to all records created and retained by The Lowry Academy.

 

Review date: October 2024

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Parent Privacy Notice

The Lowry Academy collects data and information about parents / carers of our pupils so that we can operate effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect parent / carer data, what we do with it and what rights parents have.

Review date: October 2024

GDPR Policy

This policy applies to all personal data, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format.

Review date: October 2024

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Student Privacy Notice

The Lowry Academy collect and use student information under the Education Act 1996 and the EU General Protection Regulation (GDPR) which took effect from 25th May 2018, including Article 9 ‘lawfulness of processing’ and Article 9 ‘processing of special categories of personal data’. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect student data, what we do with it and what rights students have. 

Review date: October 2024

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Policy

This policy details the management arrangements in place for the protection and promotion of excellent standards in occupational health and safety.

 

Review date: September 2024

Health & Safety Statement of Intent 2023- 2024

 

Medical Policy

This policy sets out the procedures in place at The Lowry Academy to meet the needs of students who have a medical or physical condition.

Review date: March 2025

Smoke Free Policy

This policy applies to all types of smoking including the use of E-cigarettes. The Lowry Academy has a duty to protect the health of its students, employees, service users and the public. Breathing other people’s smoke is a health hazard and damages an individual’s health.

 

Review date: March 2025

Recruitment

Recruitment and Selection Policy

The policy and procedure set out in this document applies to all United Church Schools Trust (UCST) and United Learning Trust (ULT) employees; including teaching, support, fixed-term, part-time, fulltime, permanent and temporary staff. The two companies (UCST and ULT) are referred to in this policy by their trading name, ‘United Learning’.

Whistleblowing Policy

Whistleblowing describes the act of reporting or disclosing information which relates to suspected serious wrongdoing or dangers in the workplace and is made in the public interest. This policy enables employees and other persons working for United Learning or on our premises, together with suppliers and those providing services under a contract with United Learning, to confidentially voice concerns over suspected malpractice or wrongdoing.

 

Review date: September 2024

Safeguarding

E-Safety Policy 

The E-Safety Policy clearly identifies the key principles expected of all members of the school community with regard to the safe and responsible use of technology to ensure that The Lowry Academy is a safe and secure environment.

Review date: March 2025

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

The Lowry is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. This responsibility necessitates a child protection policy and robust procedures. Each student’s welfare is of paramount importance. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be read here.

 

Review date: September 2024

Young Carers Policy

This policy sets out The Lowry Academy’s approach in relation to supporting Young Carer’s, ensuring that all our Young Carer’s are safe and able to thrive in a positive learning environment in keeping with its core aims and values to ensure that young carers reach their full potential.

 

Review date: December 2024

Photography/Video Policy Review date: July 2024

SEND

SEND Information Report

Governing bodies of maintained schools and maintained nursery schools and the proprietors of academy schools must publish information on their websites about the implementation of the governing body’s or the proprietor’s policy for pupils with SEND. The information published must be updated annually and any changes to the information occurring during the year must be updated as soon as possible. (Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations, 2014)

 

 

Review date: September 2024

SEND Policy

United Learning academies will ensure students with Special Educational Needs and disabilities (SEND) realise their potential and are successful. The United Learning Trust is committed to ensuring that the necessary provision is made for every student within their schools’ communities. The Trust celebrates the inclusive nature of their schools and strives to meet the needs of all students with a special educational need and/or disability. This policy is in line with our Teaching and Learning Policy, Accessibility Plan and Equal Opportunities Policy and aims to support inclusion for all of our students.

Review date: October 2024

Teaching & Learning

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

The PSHE curriculum takes full account of the government’s statutory guidance on relationships and sex education (RSE) and health Education. (February 2019). We aim to prepare pupils to take their place in society as responsible and risk aware citizens.

 

Review date: September 2024