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School Policies

You can download PDFs of the school’s policies here by clicking on each of policy names below.

Approved Policies:

School policies are currently under review.  If you require any information, please contact drichmond@nts.cumbria.sch.uk

Behaviour Statement

At The Nelson Thomlinson School, we believe that good behaviour is essential to allow all our pupils to achieve their full potential. No pupil should be allowed to behave in a manner which adversely affects the learning of others.

We believe in a culture of inclusion, equal opportunities and respect for all members of our community and in the importance of self-discipline and self-esteem. Discrimination in any form should not be tolerated. We recognise that pupils with particular social, mental and emotional health needs should receive support to achieve the expected standard of behaviour.

We view as essential a system of sanctions where standards fall below an expected level. These sanctions must be applied consistently and fairly. Individual pupils’ behaviour should be monitored and their parents or carers should be kept informed.

Attendance – Unauthorised Holiday

Parents who take their children on an unauthorised holiday in term time could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice under Section 444A or 444B of the Education act 1996, by Cumbria County Council.  The amount of the fine is £60.00, per parent, if paid within 21 days and £120 if paid between 21 and 28 days.