Below are just a few of our school policies and associated papers.

As part of the STAR Multi-Academy Trust there are also various policies held at Trust level – click HERE for more information

These are reviewed, amended and added to periodically, so keep popping back. In a large, busy school there are a great many policies and working practises - if you can't find what you are after here - please ask!

If you would like to discuss any of the policies on this page, please contact Mr Yapp, via the school office.

A Summary of STARMAT Policies

Riverside School has adopted the following STARMAT policies which can be viewed on the STARMAT website.

Click here to access these policies

Access to Education for Children of School Age and Young People with Medical Needs


Anti-Fraud and Bribery

Attendance Management Procedure


Business Continuity Plan

Capability Procedures


Charging and Remission

Child Protection and Safeguarding 

Competitive Tendering

Complaints- including Managing Serial and Unreasonable Conplaints

Conduct of Parents and Carers


Data Protection

Discosure and Barring ( DBS)

Developing Performance and Procedure

Early and Flexible Retirement

Educational Visits

Employee Expenses including Employee expenses claim form


Finance Manual

Fixed Asset, Capitalisation and Depreciation

Flexible Working 

Gifts and Hospitality

Health and Safety- including PEEP and Security 

Holidays in Term Time- Holidays in term time informationf for Parents and Carers


Information Security

Information Security incident Reporting



Lettings Policy

Local Governing Bodies Procedures

Lone Worker

Managing Allegations against staff

Pupils/Students and Parents Privacy Notice- Covid-19 Privacy notice

Parental Leave

Pay Policy


Recruitment and Selection

Remote Learning for Covid-19

Reorganisation, Redundancy and Redeployment

Risk Management 

Social Media Policy

Special Needs and Disability

Staff Code of Conduct

Stakeholder Behaviour


Surveillance- includes pdfAppendix A- Riverside

Teacher Appraisal

Trustee, Member and Governor Expenses

Trustee/Governor Code of Conduct



The Policies below are Riverside School Policies

Acceptable Use

Our acceptable use policy was most recently updated in July 2019 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Acceptable Use

Accessibility Statement

Click below to read our Website Accessibility Statement

Read more: Accessibility Statement


Our anti-bullying policy was most recently updated in July 2019 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Anti-Bullying

Assessment Policy

Our assessment Policy was last updated in November 21 and can be read below -

Read more: Assessment Policy

Attendance (pupils)

Our attendance policy was most recently updated in Autumn 2021  and can be viewed here.

Read more: Attendance (pupils)


Our behaviour policy was most recently updated in July  2019 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Behaviour


Our collection policy was most recently updated in March 2019 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Collection

Curriculum Policy 2019

See below for our most recent curriculum policy:


Drugs Education

Our drugs education policy was most recently reviewed in November 2021 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Drugs Education


Our e-safety policy was most recently reviewd in November 2021 and can be viewed here.

Read more: E-Safety

Equalities Policy and Accessibility Plan 2021-22

Please find below our Equalities Policy and Accessibility Plan:



Exclusions Policy

Our exclusions policy was last reviewed in December 2019 and is attached below:


First Day Contact Arrangements

Riverside School has in place a 'first day contact' policy for child absence.

Read more: First Day Contact Arrangements

Gifted and Talented Policy

This policy was most recently updated during April 2016:

Read more: Gifted and Talented Policy

Home Learning

Our home learning policy was most recently updated in July 21 and can be viewed here. This policy also links to Remote Learning (Covid-19) STARMAT policy

Read more: Home Learning

Intimate Care

Our Intimate Care Policy was most recently updated in July 21 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Intimate Care

Lost Child

Our lost child policy was most recently updated in Jan 2019 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Lost Child

Marking information for parents

Information for parents on how we mark pupils work and the use of the 'purple polishing pen' can be found here:


Medical Policy

Our Medical Policy was updated and approved during July 2021

Read more: Medical Policy

No Smoking Policy

Riverside School is a no-smoking site. This includes a ban on use of e-cigarettes on our site.

Read more: No Smoking Policy

Pupil Premium

Our pupil premium policy was most recently updated in 2020 and can be viewed here.

Read more: Pupil Premium

Pupil Progress

We regularly review how we track and report on Pupil Progress.

Read more: Pupil Progress

Relationships, Health and Sex Education

Our SRE Policy was approved by the Local Governing Body in June 2021

The complete policy can be read here: pdfRiverside Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Read more: Relationships, Health and Sex Education

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Statement

We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. 

Read more: Safeguarding Children

SMSC Provision

The following is a provision statement to summarise our values with regard SMSC

Read more: SMSC Provision


Our Transition policy was reviewed in July 21.

Read more: Transition


Paper Copies

If you would like paper copies of any of the information, policies etc contained on this site then please get in touch. Copies will be provided free of charge.

If you would like the information contained in this website in another language or format such as Braille, large print or audio, please get in touch.

Contact Us

General queries to:
Mrs J Coates/Mrs J Kavanagh/Mrs V Scoot/Mrs Bain-Mackay - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

sampleTel:  01937 832 899

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Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 9JN


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