- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- English as an additional language
- Health & Safety
- Learning support
- Parents Complaints Procedure
Our Board of Governors applies an admissions policy fairly and equally without regard to religion, race, gender/sexual orientation.
It is The British International School of New York's policy to admit students of
any race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity,
national origin, age, disability, or any other basis protected by law.
The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethic origin in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, athletic or other school-administered programs.
Admissions decisions at The British International School of New York are made in a non-discriminatory manner and are based on qualifications, abilities and merit.
The British International School of New York is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As Mandatory under NY State Law, members of the school profession are required to report any signs of maltreatment, abuse or neglect.
This child protection policy is revised annually. This policy and its implementation procedures set out the arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils at the School, and have been prepared in compliance with, and in regard to:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015
- Protection of Freedom Act 2012
- The Children Act 2004
- DfES circular 10/98 on The Use of Force to Control or Restrain Pupils
- New York State Child Protective Services Act
- New York State Child Abuse Prevention Act
At BIS-NY, our community is based upon respect, good manners and fair play. We are committed to providing a safe and caring environment that is free from disruption, violence and any form of harassment so that every one of our pupils can develop his/her full potential.
We expect our pupils to treat members of staff with courtesy and co-operation so that they can learn in a relaxed, but orderly, atmosphere. All pupils should care for and support each other.
At BIS-NY we follow the UK's statutory guidance from the Department of Education.
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that they should comply with it unless exceptional circumstances arise.
This document is a statement of the aims, principles and strategies for the learning and teaching of English as an Additional Language at The British international School of New York.
At BISNY we believe that all students have a right of access to a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum regardless of English language proficiency.
The health, safety and welfare of all the people who work or learn at our school are of fundamental importance.
Our school is committed to achieving the five required outcomes of the Children
Act 2004 ('Every Child Matters') and the USA’s No Child Left Behind Act, i.e. that all
- be healthy;
- stay safe;
- enjoy and achieve;
- make a positive contribution;
- achieve economic well-being.
We aim to provide a safe, secure and pleasant working environment for everyone. The Board of Directors takes responsibility for protecting the health, safety and welfare of all children and members of staff.
This policy needs to be read along with the Curriculum policy, the Assessment policy, the Language policy and the PSHE policy.
BIS-NY is a school that welcomes students and families from around the world. We view diversity as a
great strength and strive to be a community that is accepting and inclusive. We value and seek to support
the identities of every member of our community in an environment which is open and built around
The School prides itself on clear and open communication, with parents, teachers and management being able to have meaningful two-way dialogue for the benefit of its pupils.
Occasionally issues may need to be sorted out in a more formal way. This procedure aims to structure this process so that parents understand our handling of complaints. This policy is made available to parents of pupils and prospective pupils on the school’s website and through request to the Front Desk or Head’s Office. This procedure only applies to parents of current pupils, not prospective or former pupils.