Policies and information
See below for the following policies
Special Educational Needs
Child Protection and Safeguarding including safer recruitment, allegations made against staff and low level concerns.
Health and Safety related policies
Behaviour policies including Anti bullying and Exclusions
Remote and E learning
Data Protection and GDPR
Equality and Diversity and EAL
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Pupil Premium Statement
Pupil Online Policy
In order for a child/young person to be placed with us it is essential they have an EHCP and a SEND recommendation.
Please contact Sarah Whitelaw (SENCO) at firstname.lastname@example.org (01684 311632) regarding any queries you have about a child/young person you would like to come to the Bridge School and Vicky Gundersen Assistant Head of Sixth Form at email@example.com (01684 778400) for prospective students for the Sixth Form-Bridge Business Centre.
For this information view Admissions Policy
Special Educational Needs
Open Event for 24/25 Intake
Children who are on an Educational Health Care plan come on roll with the Bridge School with SEN approval. For more information on the Local Offer for Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire please visit the websites below:
For information view our SEND Policy.
Bridge School Malvern will be holding Open Events at both our sites for parents/carers with young people at the Phase Transfer stage (YR6 and YR11).
We will be delighted to show our facilities and provide you with valuable information about what we offer and the way we work with young people.
Hanley Site: (11-16s) 2nd October 2023 at 4pm POSTPONED New date to be confirmed
Business Centre (Yrs 12-14) 6 November 2023 at 3pm
If you would like to attend please contact Lisa Goldsby - 01684 311632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguarding students is a high priority to us at the Bridge School.
All staff undertake regular training in safeguarding children. All staff and volunteers go through robust recruitment procedures and performance management procedures to ensure their suitability to work with young people.
We ensure a safe environment where students are encouraged to manage risks when using equipment. Students also learn about how to keep themselves safe in subjects, such as personal social development.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Sue Hornby (Head teacher). If you have any safeguarding concerns about a student, member of staff or volunteer please speak to Sue Hornby or Kath Barclay our Deputy Safeguarding Lead at the Hanley site.
If you have any concerns at the Business Centre please speak to Neil Hornby or Vicky Gundersen Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
For further information please view our full Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, this is in line with latest safeguarding guidance including the Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 23
Bridge School Malvern has robust safer recruitment procedures to safeguard children. For information view appendix 2 of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy above.
Health and Safety
The Bridge School have a detailed range of risk assessments for the premises and activities and outings undertaken.
Both sites have health and safety officers. Should you have any concerns please report them to the health and safety officers advertised in reception or speak to Sue Hornby or Neil Hornby.
For further information click on each of these Health and Safety Policies and Risk Assessments.
The expectations we have of all students, staff and volunteers at the Bridge, with regards to behaviour, are built on:
Respecting oneself, respecting others, respecting the environment.
Staff at the Bridge work closely with parents/carers to promote positive behaviour in our students. We have clear expectations and these are set out in our home school agreement. View Home School Agreement
At the Bridge we value working together with students and parents to discuss any concerns they may have. A member of the senior management team is available at any time to discuss any queries.
If students wish to make a formal complaint we have forms in the office, please ask at reception or speak to Sue Hornby (Headteacher). Details are also displayed.
Students can also share their views both positive and things they wish to see different on the student voice form. These forms are regularly completed throughout the year. Student voice evaluation form
Governors are responsible for investigating complaints, if you wish to make a formal complaint his contact detail is email@example.com.
View our Parental Complaints Policy and Procedure, this includes a complaints form
Curriculum and Careers Policy
For information view the following policies-
Our Careers and Employability Manager is Lucy Hodgkins, she can be contacted on 01684 311632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating achievement at the Bridge School Malvern (Hanley Site)
Students have the opportunity to gain a formal qualification dependent on their individual needs, abilities and interests.
Students also gain a sense of achievement as they work towards units for an in-house qualification Skills 4 Learning, students are presented with certificates as they complete each unit.
We have noticeboards with photographs and certificates to celebrate the achievements and efforts that the pupils make.
Below is a list of ways we acknowledge and reward pupils for positive behaviour and good attitude to learning.
1) Feedback on daily Achievement Records
2) Non-verbal praise (e.g. a nod, smile, thumbs up)
3) Verbal/Written praise and ‘Caught-ya’ cards.
4) Praise phone call/email – Coaches and support staff will recognise significant improvement in behaviour or attitude.
5) ‘Bridge Student of the Month’ – Each month a pupil is chosen to receive a certificate in regards to their Personal, Social and Emotional development.
6) The Bridge Award Ceremony takes place annually during the Summer Term. Parents and carers are invited to see leavers receive their certificates. Prizes for commitment to learning and sustained effort and other categories, such as attitude, helpfulness, respectfulness, politeness, attendance, engagement, citizenship, creative thinking, reflective learning, teamwork etc are also recognised at the event.
Celebrating achievement at the Bridge Business Centre
At the Bridge Business Centre, a 'Student of the Month' is chosen, with the student receiving a certificate. Also at the end of each half term, students receive their qualification and internal certificates to mark their personal achievements and new skills.
Working in Partnership with Schools and Local Authorities
Senior managers at the Bridge regularly attend multi-agency meetings, these often take place at the Bridge. Students Education, Health, Care plan annual review meetings take place at the Bridge School and Bridge Business Centre.
Conflict of Interest Policy
For information view our Conflict of Interest Policy
Working in Partnership with Parents/Carers
We work closely with parents/carers to devise an individual timetable for their child. The pastoral staff and other staff keep parents/ carers informed of their child’s progress through regular phone calls, emails and termly reports. Parents receive notification of any awards and certificates.
The school complies with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. The school has a duty to protect the information and keep it up to date. The school is required to share some of the data with the Local Authority and with the Department for Education.
If you require further information we have a detailed Data Protection Policy and privacy notices please contact the office. If you wish to view your personal documentation please put in a request to our Data Protection Lead Officer, Sue Hornby (Headteacher).
Equality and Diversity
For information view our Equality and Diversity Policy
For information on English as an Additional Language Policy
For information view our Relationship and Sex Education Policy.
Pupil Premium Statement
Pupil Online Policy
For information view our Accessibility Policy.