Academy Policies

Route 39 Academy provides a range of policies to enable the Academy to operate efficiently. They also ensure that parents, students and staff know what to expect from the Academy and in return what the Academy needs from them. 

All policies are agreed by the Governing Body and are reviewed annually to ensure they remain effective and conform to current Government legislation.

Admissions Policy

This policy details the admission arrangements for our school and should be read in conjunction with the Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes and other agreed policies of Devon County Council, the Local Authority (LA).

Link to the Admissions Policy 2018/19

Learning Provision Plan

The Plan aims to recognise the specific needs of the student population and community. It clearly explains how the Plan will seek to realise the potential of every student whilst being a hub for the whole community

Link to Learning Provision Plan

Behaviour and Discipline Policy

Misbehaviour is not the breaking of a rule, but the breaking of a social bond. As such, we believe that positive relationships are the key to ensuring that everyone in our community is able to work to their full potential and enjoy being here.  Our behaviour policy reflects our core ethos of ENGAGE - RESPECT - ASPIRE.

Link to the Behaviour Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

The purpose of the policy is to ensure that there is clarity over those items which the Academy will provide free of charge and for those items where there may be a charge.

Link to Charging and Remissions Policy

Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy

Route 39 Academy fully recognises its responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Route 39 Academy is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors, and to promoting a climate where children and adults feel confident about sharing any concerns, which they may have about their own safety, or the well-being of others.

Link to Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

Our academy endeavours to ensure that we do our utmost to employ ‘safe’ staff and volunteers to work with children.

Link to our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Complaints Policy

This complaints procedure describes how anyone with a complaint can set about having the complaint dealt with.

Link to Complaints Policy

Link to Complaints Procedure

Educational Visits Policy

Students at Route 39 Academy will derive educational benefit from taking part in visits. This policy is designed to ensure that students stay safe and healthy on Academy visits.

Link to Educational Visits Policy

Equality, Diversity and Harassment Policy, incorporating the Accessibility Plan

The delivery of the curriculum at Route 39 Academy provides opportunities for all children to reach their full potential regardless of race, disability, gender or social background. We actively seek to positively promote this entitlement throughout our school.

Link to the Equality, Diversity and Harassment Policy

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

The Academy is committed to providing a safe environment and recognises its responsibility to promote a culture where Health, Safety and Wellbeing issues are discussed in an open and positive way to achieve improved standards and safe methods of work.

Link to Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Sex and Relationships Policy

At Route 39 Academy we support the belief that ‘effective sex and relationship education is essential if young people are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives’ and that it should not be taught in isolation. 

Link to Sex and Relationships Policy

Prevention of Bullying Policy

The aim of this policy is to clarify for students, staff and parents/carers that bullying behaviour is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear.

Link to Prevention of Bullying Policy

Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) and Inclusion Policy

At Route 39 Academy we are committed to offering an inclusive educational experience to ensure the best possible progress for all our students whatever their needs or abilities.

Link to the SEND and Inclusion Policy