Complaints Procedure

New Leaf Inclusion Centre aims to meet its statutory obligations when responding to complaints from parents of pupils at the school, and others.

When responding to complaints, we aim to:

Be impartial and non-adversarial

Facilitate a full and fair investigation by an independent person or panel, where necessary Address all the points at issue and provide an effective and prompt response

Respect complainants’ desire for confidentiality Treat complainants with respect and courtesy

Ensure that any decisions we make are lawful, rational, reasonable, fair and proportionate, in line with the principles of administrative law

Keep complainants informed of the progress of the complaints process

Consider how the complaint can feed into school improvement evaluation processes

We try to resolve concerns or complaints by informal means wherever possible. Where this is not possible, formal procedures will be followed.

The school will aim to give the complainant the opportunity to complete the complaints procedure in full.

To support this, we will ensure we publicise the existence of this policy and make it available on the school website (see below).

Throughout the process, we will be sensitive to the needs of all parties involved, and make any reasonable adjustments needed to accommodate individuals.