Statement regarding policies at CHAT Academies during the during Covid-19 pandemic
We are all fully aware that the ‘new normal’ in a school setting is going to be very different for some time to come.
Wherever possible it
is our intention to adhere to all of our policies as normal but we want
everyone to recognise the complexities attached to running our schools normally
in in these unprecedented times.
As a result, we will
allow ourselves time to reflect on the changing educational landscape and amend
our polices as and when we think we have sufficient information to do so
appropriately or government guidance has been provided.
It may well be, for
example as a result of social distancing rules or staff capacity to be in
school, that we just cannot meet the exact requirements of a specific policy
every day of every week, but we will use our best endeavours within these new
limitations to do so. We will be guided by what we believe is reasonable, fair
and practicable and in the light of the results of any relevant risk assessment
and will take this approach in adhering to our policies as closely as we can.
We will follow the
latest Department for Education (DfE) guidance throughout and will ensure that
we communicate any changes to you.
There will be continued monitoring and amendment as necessary in the light of the emerging situation. Policies will remain a regular agenda item at Trustees meetings.
We do our best to resolve any concerns that may arise quickly and informally.
Sometimes just a discussion with with your child's teacher can resolve any queries or worries that you may have.
Our senior staff are also available to help you if necessary.
In the very rare event of an unresolved concern, the Academy also has a formal Complaints Procedure.
Please post your completed and signed Complaint Form, or drop it in by person, to the Academy Office, where it will be processed and responded to accordingly.