School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office. Paper copies are available from the school office free of charge.
With regards to our policies, please note that due to the development of the Federation, some of our policies will have 2 different Chair of Governor's listed. The policies are on a renewal cycle and will change to reflect the new Chair where appropriate.
Offensive Weapons - Our Approach
We know that King's Oak is a safe environment in which to learn and work. It is very rare for
acts of violence to be witnessed.
Everyone is aware that under no circumstances should anyone be in possession of ‘an
article with a blade or point, or an offensive weapon’, or any item which could be reasonably
considered as such.
We do not search pupils daily and do not expect pupils to hand in all their property - except those items agreed under the school rules i.e. mobile phones. However, we do reserve the right to search pupil's property or person at random, as this is a condition of entry (in line with our behaviour policy) or when under suspicion of carrying something as described above.
Should a pupil be found to be carrying something described above:
Situation 1: In certain circumstances and if deemed appropriate, the adults(s) involved will ask
for the item to be handed over for safekeeping until at least the end of the day (for example, a
metal afro comb). If appropriate, parents may be called to collect the item and a warning given
about future use.
Situation 2: If a pupils is carrying something that SLT/ Police deem an offensive weapon we
reserve the right to confiscate the item, returning it to parents or passing it to Police. We may
also deem it appropriate to immediately arrest them / hand them over to Police
Situation 3: If a pupils refuses to be searched when under suspicion - or when randomly chosen
to be searched – that pupil will be denied entry to school / arrested by our safer schools
officer and / or the Police will be called
Should you have any questions related to this, please do not hesitate to speak to either Meic or Jill at the school.