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Policies – School & Trust Level

Our school is part of the Lingfield Education Trust family. As such, our policies can be either a school level policy, or a Trust policy which ensures consistency across our family of schools. Below, are the key policies which we work to as a school – however schools and Trusts have hundreds of policies in place in order to run well – too many to include here. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with regard to any specific request or query, including a request for a paper copy of a policy, or to find out about a policy which is not included here, or on our Trust site – we will be glad to assist. 

Please click here to view all Lingfield Education Trust’s policies – by which we work to at Handle Primary School. The Trust policies include many of the statutory policies for our school, including our:

  • Admissions Policy (an overview of our Trust procedures). Please also see our school admissions page, here
  • Data Protection, Subject Access Request and related GDPR Policies
  • Whistleblowing – how to report a concern to the Trust 
  • Peer on Peer Abuse – a Trust wide approach to this safeguarding issue 
  • Privacy Notice and Pupil Record Retention Schedule Policies
  • Charging and Remissions – a common approach for all of our Trust schools 
  • Code of Conduct for Employees
  • Trust Equality Policy and Trust Level Objectives
  • Acceptable use of Technology 
  • Heath and Safety Statement  

Please click here to view all Lingfield Education Trust financial information, including the statutory annual accounts and financial information. 

Please see below a list of some Handale’s school level policies: 

Other Policies, such as our Accessibility Plan, can also be found in our Special Educational Needs and Equalities page of the website, here


Mrs Padgett is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, with Miss Tully and Mrs Farrier as the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact them. Should you be concerned about a member of staff, and do not feel able to approach Mrs Padgett – the Trust’s Whistleblowing Policy is on the Trust policy page, simply follow the link above. 

If you are worried about a child and you wish to contact Redcar and Cleveland Multi-Agency Children’s Hub, their number is  01642 130700.

Should school have concerns around safeguarding and online safety, staff have dedicated safeguarding procedures. We may contact parents and carers, or Redcar and Cleveland Multi-Agency Children’s Hub Safeguarding Services in light of information shared.

Below are some useful links which can provide useful and impartial information for parents and carers.

NSPCC Online Safety Site

Think You Know Site

Vodafone – Digital Parenting


Whilst our complaints procedures are agreed at Trust level, and are consistent across all of our schools, the policy is rooted in school level contact and support at the earliest stages of a complaint or concern. The aim of this policy is to ensure that a concern or complaint by a parent/carer or member of the public is managed sympathetically, efficiently, at the appropriate level and resolved as soon as possible. Most concerns, where a parent/carer seeks intervention, reconsideration or some other action to be taken, can be resolved informally. As such, parents/carers should raise the concern initially with the Class Teacher, Assistant/Deputy Headteacher or Headteacher in the first instance as a ‘stage 1’ complaint. Should the complaint not be resolved, then the complaint progresses to ‘stage 2’, with greater involvement of the Trust. The full complaints policy and processes can be found on our Trust policy page, here

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.