Mr T Mills-Bishop
Head Teacher

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ
Waterside Academy is a business name of Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust.
A charitable company limited by guarantee
Registered in England No. 10290954
Registered office: Robertson House SROB218, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

admin@waterside.herts.sch.uk

01707 321203

Waterside Academy

Policies

Please note that paper copies (for all of the below) are available on request from the school office.
As part of the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust, Waterside has a number of policies which are relevant trust wide:
Note: Last academic year the total number of 'formal complaints as defined by our policy' was recorded as 'nil'.
Equality Targets:
Equality targets are designed to track progress for the Trust in meeting its equality objectives.
Area: Pupil achievement
Target: To reduce the disparity in outcomes in:
– Gender
– Disadvantage
Area: Equality of opportunity
Target: To ensure that there is equality of opportunity in
advancement for those staff with protected characteristics
Area: Impact of policies and procedures
Target: Improve the Trust's awareness of its impact on those with
protected characteristics.
Please find below our admissions policy for 2019/20 along with associated forms. As we converted to academy status on 1 January 2018, we will be following Hertfordshire County Council’s policy and process for the academic year 2019/20. Later this year we will be consulting on arrangements for 2020/21, following which we hope to introduce changes similar to other schools in the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust
Relevant for those who already attend our school, but also for those looking to join, we have a very comprehensive staff 'safeguarding' team, who ensure the children are kept safe here within their educational setting but also beyond the school gates. 
 
I myself work as the lead safeguarding officer (DSL) and I am very ably supported by three other members of staff who deputise in my absence and meet with me to discuss child protection and safety regularly. The three deputy safeguarding officers are as follows; Miss K Wilson (DHT), Miss A Azzopardi and Mrs G Powell. 
 
Should you have any concerns or questions regarding safeguarding, please do come and speak with us without delay. Alternatively, feel free to e-mail me directly via head@waterside.herts.sch.uk - this is particularly useful at weekends and during the school holidays when the school is closed.