Policies

The academy has a policy to govern all aspects of the curriculum and other operational activities, these policies are reviewed annually by senior leadership and the Governing body.

The following is a downloadable list of mandatory school policies that should be made available to external parties – please click on the policy you require. Some of these policies are also referred to on other pages within the site.  If you require a copy of any of the other academy policies or other information contained within the website, please contact the school office.

A number of our polices are Trust-wide policies and you can find further policies, The Trust Scheme of Delegation, Articles of Association and Committees Terms of Reference and Remits on The Dunham Trust’s website.

Copies of our school policies can be provided upon request by the school office by contacting:
office@limetree.trafford.sch.uk or 0161 905 0790

Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.

If they receive an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations.

The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.