Most pupils will experience an anxiety or a worry of some sort during their time at school. In most situations the Tutor will be able to address the problem and find a solution quickly. However, if this does not feel appropriate to the child, we encourage children to talk about their concerns to anyone they feel comfortable with. A leaflet listing some of the people they might consider talking to is given to each child; this leaflet (For Dragons) also includes information on how to make a formal statement should they feel that this is necessary. A copy of our full Complaints Policy can be downloaded here
The Dragon Anti-Bullying Policy states clearly that the bullying by one member of our community of another will not be tolerated. It also aims to raise awareness in all members of the community of the various forms of bullying behaviour which exist (physical, verbal, psychological and cyber) and to educate them in ways of identifying and dealing with incidents of bullying if they arise. We aim to prevent incidents of bullying behaviour wherever possible and to provide anyone who feels that they have suffered such behaviour from another with the confidence to confide in others; we also aim to ensure that any person who has shown bullying behaviour is counselled and/or sanctioned appropriately.
Equality and Diversity
The Dragon School is a co-educational school, committed to the policy of Equal Opportunities in relation to its pupils and its employees. The School's policy aims to ensure that no pupil or prospective pupil receives more or less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, creed, nationality, gender or disability. As a school we are committed to a policy which promotes and encourages good race relations between all members of our community and all outside parties. We aim to ensure that no member of our community, current or prospective, will discriminate against another on grounds of race, colour, ethnic origin, religion, nationality or creed. The Dragon school is not able to provide for severely disabled pupils requiring specialist support, however we are very willing to consider for entry individuals who would be able to develop their potential in our environment. Each potential pupil would be considered individually and, if it is practicable, given sufficient support for his/her particular disability, then s/he would be welcome to join the school subject to the usual assessment processes.
Our Safeguarding Children Policy deals with the essential issues implicit in Child Protection. There is a wide range of adults to whom pupils can turn for help and these are listed on a pupil leaflet which is distributed to all pupils in the summer mailing each year and is displayed at various locations around the school.
Code of Conduct
The Dragon School Code of Conduct is available here.
- the school's policy on and arrangements for admissions, misbehaviour and exclusions (Admissions Policy / Rewards, Behaviour and Discipline Policy)
- educational and welfare provision for pupils with statements and pupils for whom English is an additional language (Special Education Needs and Learning Difficulties Policy / English as an Additional Language Policy)
- curriculum policy
- anti-bullying policy
- policy to promote good behaviour and set out sanctions (Rewards, Behaviour and Discipline Policy)
- health and safety provision
- the supervision of children (Supervision of Pre-Prep Pupils including EYFS)
- missing child policy
- academic performance during the preceding school year, including the results of any public examinations
- the number of complaints registered under the formal procedure during the preceding school year
- the number of staff at the school, including temporary staff, and a summary of their qualifications
- guardianship policy
Personal Data Protection
The school is required to process relevant personal data regarding pupils and their parents and guardians as part of its operation and shall take all reasonable steps to do so in accordance with this policy. Processing may include obtaining, recording, holding, disclosing, destroying or otherwise using data. In this policy any reference to pupils includes current, past or prospective pupils.