On this page you will find a list of our regularly updated policies grouped into appropriate categories.

If you believe you may be eligible for free school meals please complete the application form available from here: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

We follow the admissions policy published by Coventry City Council. A copy can be viewed on the City Council website here: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/voluntarycontrolledschoolsadmissionspolicies

Behaviour Statement

At John Gulson we aspire to bring out the best in all children in order to be to be ‘ACE’ (Achievement + Commitment = Excellence). We always try Achieve and be the best we can be, we are Committed to caring for everyone and everything in order to become Excellent. The behaviour of children at John Gulson is one of the school’s distinguishing features and provides a strong foundation for pupils’ progress both academically and socially. Our pupils are taught good manners and respect and to care for everyone and everything.

To support the behaviours we expect from our children, we have a set of school rules which provides a framework for how they conduct themselves and behave towards one another.

Our Behaviour Policy has been written to meet the needs of all pupils irrespective of sex, age, race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, ability or disability. We encourage all children to respect and value each other and all members of society.

We believe, careful, consistent and positive management of behaviour is key to creating and maintaining a purposeful classroom environment and welcoming school community. Good behaviour is essential in our school, if children are to fulfil their learning potential. Poor and disruptive behaviour in and out of the classroom reduces children’s ability to concentrate and absorb information; this could result in underachievement.

Our school behaviour policy is based on the premise that positive encouragement is more effective than sanctions. This will create a positive atmosphere based on a sense of community and shared values.

We aspire to bring the best out of every child, not only through our positive reward system, but also by highlighting acceptable and unacceptable behaviours. This is done in a tiered approach through our bespoke behaviour system.

Review Date: January 2022

Safeguarding and Inclusion

The school has a Child Protection policy. The policy sets out the school’s responsibilities for safeguarding children (child protection). The policy also contains procedures that the school has to follow when there is a safeguarding concern.

In the interest of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult other agencies without a parent’s prior knowledge. The school’s first concern is the child’s welfare and the school has a duty to act to protect the child at all times. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social services and/or the police.

We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances, but we can only assure you that we follow the procedures laid down by the Coventry Safeguarding Board, a copy of which is available in school as is a copy of our own policy.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Model Policy 2019-2020 (714 KiB)

Safer Recruitment Policy 2018 (222 KiB)

Policy Guidance Documents

JGPS Behaviour Policy Child Friendly (347 KiB)

JGPS Homework Policy Guide Child Friendly (458 KiB)

JGPS Social Media Policy Child Friendly (474 KiB)