Document Downloads

All the school policies can be downloaded below as Word documents or PDF's.

16-19 Bursary Fund Policy

Accessibility Policy 2016-19 

Administration of Medicine Policy

Allegation Management

Annotation Policy

Anti Bullying Policy

Appraisal Policy - under review

Art and Design Policy

Arts Policy

Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy - currently under review

Positive Handling Policy - currently under review

Capability Policy and Procedures

Charging and Remissions

Child Protection - under review

Collective Worship Policy

Complaints Procedures

Conduct Policy and Procedures

Continuing Professional Development Policy

Data Protection Policy

Drugs Education Policy

Early Years Policy

Education of Children in Care

English Policy

Equal Opportunities


Fire Safety

Freedom of Information Publication Schemes

Geography Policy

Grievance Policy

Health and Safety

History Policy

Homework Policy

Intimate Care

Lettings Policy

Manual Handling

Modern Foreign Language

Music Policy

Pay Policy

On-Line Safety Policy

PE Policy

Policy for PSHCE - under review

Pupil Premium Policy

Redundancy Policy

Safer Recruiting Policy

Science Policy

SEND Policy - under review

Releationship and Sex Education - under review

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Sickness Absence Policy (Support Staff)

Sickness Absence Policy (Teachers)

Staff Absence from Work Policy

Statement for the Whole Curriculum

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

Technology for learning

Unofficial Fund Policy

Whistle Blowing


At the Heart of the Forest Community Special School we consider keeping our pupils safe to be our highest priority. We make sure that we are up-to-date with child protection procedures and we work hard to provide our pupils with a safe environment in which to learn.

Our Head teacher, Melissa Bradshaw is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and there are three Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Nicki Davis, Judith Leadbeater and Lizzie Spowart.

The Governor responsible for safeguarding is Pam Jones. 

The Safeguarding Children in Gloucestershire website is here.

Our Safeguarding policies are here

Assessment and Accreditation

The report is available to download.

Ofsted Reports