Policies and Procedures
In order to protect the interests and safety of children, parents and staff, Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall has a strict set of policies and procedures, to which it adheres. Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall policies apply to ALL pupils whether they are day pupils, flexi or weekly boarders.
A hard copy of all School policies is available from the School Office upon request including those covering admissions, behaviour, SENDA, SEN, curriculum (including EAL), anti-bullying, health & safety, first aid and complaints procedures.
Our Parents & Pupils and Boarding handbooks are also a useful reference point for all that is expected of all members of our school team, parents and pupils. Copies of these can also be obtained from the School Office and can also be found in the Parents’ Portal of this website for current parents.
Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall is an Operation Encompass school.
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day.
Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Constabulary and Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall’s nominated Key Adults in school – Mike Crossley (Headmaster), Allison Skipper (Head of Pre-Prep) and Christine Franklin (Deputy Head, Pastoral & Welfare), will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school. These Key Adults have attended specific training to the role in preparation for Operation Encompass.
Each morning a police officer will review all domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have had an impact on a child attending school the following day. Where children were present, witnessed or involved in a domestic abuse incident and aged between 4 and 16 years old, the officer will send this information to the Council’s Initial Contact and Referral Team who will then send this information in a secure format to the named Key Adult in the child’s school. The Key Adult will check their emails every day and the staff in contact with those pupils will then be in an informed position to support them in a way that is right for the child.
This information will be shared on school days during school term and, when incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or over a holiday period, the police will contact the Council the following Monday.
For more information about Operation Encompass, please visit http://www.operationencompass.org/