There is a requirement from the Department for Education that certain information must be published online on a school's website. This page links to where the information can be found.
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Braidwood is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To achieve our commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. Consequently, all adults working in school are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Police Check.
Braidwood aims to work in close partnership with parents to support the children in every way possible. However, there is a clear responsibility on all schools to ensure they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
It may be helpful for parents to know that the Local Authority requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. This procedure is intended to protect children at risk and schools are encouraged to take the attitude that where there are grounds for suspicion it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that Headteachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case, which on investigation proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents, appreciating how difficult it is for Headteachers to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that the Head Teacher was acting in what were believed to be the child’s best interests.
As a result, if concerns are raised within the school, or a child or parent reports a situation involving possible abuse, we are required to refer such matters to the appropriate Children’s Services, in line with the Government and Birmingham Children’s Safeguarding Board. Information sharing may take place between Police and school.
Braidwood is committed to keeping our learners safe, both in school and the wider community. As part of our safeguarding arrangements, we have a two-way information sharing agreement in place with West Midlands Police. The agreement is compliant with Crime & Disorder Act 1998 (s.115) and Data Protection Act 1998(s.29.3; s.35.2.), and focuses on preventing young people from becoming involved or further involved in crime and anti-social behaviour as a victim or offender. If you have any queries about the partnership policy, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead - Charlotte Nock 0121 464 5558 email@example.com
If as a parent or carer you are concerned by what your child is accessing on-line NSPCC launched a public education campaign called Shareaware, aimed at helping parents of 8-12 year olds to keep their children safe online.
You may wish to consider sharing this link www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online www.parentinfo.org
Please click the link for our Safeguarding Policy.
Please see our admissions policy.
In this section you will find exam timetables, the candidate exam handbook, policies relating to exams and useful exam links.
Useful Links for learning
Useful Link for further information
Our most recent Ofsted Inspection Report
The report is available here on the Ofsted website.
Performance data not required due to small numbers leading to easy identification of individuals
This information is available on the Department for Education website
Please look under the Teaching and learning tab for an overview of the curriculum for each year group.
Please view our blended learning policy here
Literacy and Numeracy
Please click here to view Braidwood School's Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up plan
Governors' Information and Duties
Please click here for information about Governance at Braidwood
- not required since no employees of the school earn £100,000
Charging and Remissions Policy
Our charging and remissions policy including information about charging for documentation can be found here.Charging and Remissions Policy 2023 & 2024
School Complaints Procedure
Please view our complaints policy here.
Equal Opportunities at Braidwood
Please view our Equalities Policy here.
Please view our Medical Conditions Policy here
Careers Education Information And Guidance
The Braidwood School Careers, Employability, Enterprise Education and Work Experience Policy can be found here. (for more information go to our Careers page)