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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Concerns and Complaints

Managing Concerns and Complaints

From time to time we may fall below the high expectations we set for ourselves and we encourage parents to contact us if something has happened within school that could improve. We also recognise and appreciate problems occurring in school that make a child unhappy can produce strong emotions.  From experience, problems are always resolved more quickly and effectively if parents share their specific concerns and problems rather than their strong emotions.  You can be assured that all members of staff act in good faith and will make every effort to resolve any issues arising in order that your child may return to being happy and learning productively in the shortest period of time. Where an initial concern has not been resolved to a parent’s satisfaction then we encourage them to use the formal complaints policy set out in this policy to seek a resolution.

Principles

We welcome feedback from parents or carers of children that are registered at the school along with other people in the wider community.

Where this feedback raises a concern or a complaint we will seek to resolve the matter openly, fairly, promptly and without prejudice.

We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to adhere to the 7 principles of public life 

Our procedures for dealing with complaints will:

  • Be managed consistently by every member of the Chesswood School community and in line with the seven principles of public life
  • Be welcoming and understanding
  • Not trivialise or dismiss a complaint without giving it full consideration
  • Be simple to understand and follow
  • Be evidenced based and focused on outcomes
  • Adhere to specific time limits for action
  • Keep people informed at all stages
  • Respect people’s desire for confidentiality wherever appropriate
  • Be carefully quality assured by senior leaders and governors
  • Provide information to the school’s senior leadership team so that the school’s procedures can be improved
  • Our complaints policy, procedures and outcomes will be overseen by the Governing Body.

 

Policy and Guidance

Please use the guidance within the complaints policy section to help resolve any concerns you may have.

Guide Link
Concerns and Complaints Quick Guide

Please click on the guide opposite to read a quick guide to raising a concern or complaint.

 

 

Concerns and Complaints Policy

Please select the link opposite to read the Chesswood Junior School Concerns & Complaints Policy. Should you have any questions or queries about the process and need clarification on how to raise a concern or complaint, please do not hesitate to contact us either by calling 01903 204141 or email office@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk.

 

Would you like to share a concern or make a complaint?

Please use the form below to share your concern or complaint. This form is appropriate for any and all complaints with exception of a complaint directly in relation to the head teacher or a member of the governing body. If you do have a concern or complaint in relation to either the head teacher or a member of the governing body please email clerk@chesswood.w-sussex.sch.uk. 

The online form may be completed below or by following this link it will open in a new window and may be easier to use on some devices. The form will then be submitted when you click 'submit' at the end and you will receive a confirmation message to confirm we have received your concern or complaint.

Concern & Complaint Form Link

Please select the link opposite to open the concern and complaint form to download and print. This form may be completed online and delivered by email or printed and sent delivered to the school office as a hard copy. Please deliver by email, hand or by post and mark as Private and Confidential

Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Road

Worthing

BN11 2AA

01903 204141

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