Houghton Valley’s Policies and Procedures
Our school has been working with SchoolDocs to create a website for our policies and procedures. We are excited to announce that the site is now live and available to our school community.
The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc.
SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our board of trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. We will advise you when policies are up for review and how you can take part in the review.
We invite you to visit the site at http://houghton.schooldocs.co.nz/ (note that there’s no “www”!).
Our username is houghton and password 6023. You can find all our policies on this site, including our Child Protection Policy.
If you don’t have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.
From time to time, members of our school community are asked to participate in reviews, with the intent of strengthening current school policy.
This term (term 3, 2020), the policies to be reviewed are Appointment Procedure which will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees, Child Protection which will be reviewed by the staff and board and Learning Support to be reviewed by the board, staff and the school community.
Instructions for reviewers
- Follow the link to each policy in the table above.
- Read the policy.
- Click the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. A new screen will appear.
- Select your role (board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
- Enter your name (optional).
- Submit your ratings and comments.
- If you have any queries relating to the SchoolDocs site, or our review process, please contact the school.