School Policies


Absence Policy

This is a successful Trust and your child plays their part in making it so. We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of the community to reach out for excellence. For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital...


Admissions Policy 2017-18

As the Admissions Authority for the community and voluntary controlled schools in Manchester, the LA is required to draft, consult on and determine their admission arrangements. Where there are more applicants than places available the LA...


Admissions Policy 2018-19

All parent/carers are required to apply to their home LA regardless of where the school/academy they are applying is situated. Manchester residents will apply to Manchester LA...


Anti-Bullying Policy

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our Academy. If bullying does occur will apply the admission arrangements in order to decide which applicants...


Arrangements for Collecting Children

Parents will be informed, when their child starts school and at the start of every school year, the procedures for collecting the children at the end of the school day. If this changes, parents will be informed. Parents must abide by the school’s procedures for collection, to ensure...


Arts Policy

Every student is taught to appreciate the diversity and the richness of the traditions in art, music, dance and drama. This aspect of learning stimulates a thoughtful and sensitive individual who appreciates their environment and fellow human beings. We will ensure children are given...


Attendance Policy

For a child to fulfil their educational potential, a high level of school attendance is essential. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents/carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance...


Behaviour Policy

The Trust’s behaviour management systems are designed to promote positive behaviour and will only be effective by the constant use of a wide range of rewards. These rewards should be both for the individual child and the class...

View-document.gif Charging & Remissions Policy

This charging policy has been compiled in line with DfE requirements and in accordance with s457 of the Education Act, 1996.


Collective Workshop Policy

At Wise Owl Trust we provide a daily ‘act of collective worship’. This may be part of an assembly or a class activity. Our acts of collective worship are not particular to any religious denomination but seek to meet the spiritual and...


Consistent/Persistent Complaints Policy

We are committed to dealing with all complaints fairly and impartially and to provide a high quality service to those who make them. As part of this service we do not normally limit the contact complainants have with us. However, there are occasions when a complainant ...


Creative Writing Policy 

Creative writing within Wise Owl Trust is based on the ‘Big Write’ method and is an approach to teaching writing and raising writing standards that focuses on...


Data Protection Policy

Wise Owl Trust needs to keep certain information about its employees, students and other users to allow it to monitor performance, achievements, and health and safety, for example. It is also necessary to process information so that staff...


Debt Recovery Policy

The Trust has a duty to ensure each Academy receives all the funds to which it is entitled. This policy has been created to ensure the appropriate procedures are in place to deal with debts and...


Disciplinary and Dismissal Policy and Procedure

All school governing bodies are required to establish procedures with regard to regulating the conduct and discipline of school employees....


Health & Safety Policy

At Seymour Road Academy we are committed to the health and safety of our staff, pupils and visitors. Ensuring the safety of our Academy community is of paramount importance to us and this policy reflects our dedication to creating a safe Academy. 


LGPS Discretions Policy

To ensure value for money and financial stability, Wise Owl Trust has adopted an approach that befits the size, finances and current staffing levels at each Academy. In addition, the decisions regarding the discretionary powers have...


Marking Policy

Marking is an essential part of planning, teaching and learning. Responding to pupils work through constructive comments acknowledges achievement, promotes positive attitudes and behaviour and leads to an improvement in standards...


Medical Conditions Policy

On 1st September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at schools and academies with medical conditions.  The aim is to ensure all children with medical conditions, in terms of both...


Music Policy

Within the Trust we have adopted the Manchester Music Programme supplemented by the Music Express Science, which serves as our programme of study...


Parental Complaints Policy and Procedure

Wise Owl Trust is a Multi Academy Trust which prides itself on the quality of the teaching and pastoral care provided to its pupils. Parents can expect any complaint to be treated by the Trust with care and in accordance with this Complaints Policy and Procedure...


Physical Education Policy

This policy document aims to reflect the philosophy of our academy in relation to how PE is both taught and learnt. It provides a basic framework through which all staff, teaching and non teaching, can approach PE...


Privacy Notice

We, Seymour Road Academy, are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service.


Pupil Premium Policy

At Wise Owl Trust, we believe that by having the highest expectations of all learners, the highest possible standards will be achieved. Some pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds require additional support; therefore we will use all the available resources to help them reach their full potential...


Religious Education Policy

Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Wise Owl Trust we develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the major world faiths...


Safeguarding Policy

The Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as ‘the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development...


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy

All members of staff, in conjunction with the authorities, (Governing Body, Trustees and LA) have a responsibility to ensure that every pupil has an equal opportunity to attain their maximum ...


Sex and Relationships Education Policy

It is the lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of, marriage and loving stable relationships, love, care and respect, for family life. It recognises that there are different models for a successful family life...


Whistleblowing Policy

This policy outlines the approach of Wise Owl Trust and the Local Governing Bodies of the academies within the Trust to employee disclosures on “whistleblowing”.


Writing Policy

The study of English develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes, including the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. Children should learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively...



Seymour Road Academy

Seymour Road South

M11 4PR

Tel: 0161 370 2616

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