It is important to the school that any suspected fraud, misconduct, malpractice or wrongdoing by workers or employees of the school is reported and properly dealt with. The school is committed to creating an open and supportive environment where individuals feel able to “speak up” about any genuine concerns regarding the alleged wrongful conduct of the employer, or about the conduct of a fellow employee, or any third party.
This policy sets out the framework for how issues can be raised confidentially internally, and/or if necessary, outside the management structure of the school to a prescribed body or other (see 2.1 below). All disclosures will be handled consistently and fairly and appropriate action will be taken by the school to resolve the issue in line with this policy.
This policy applies to all employees and Governors/Trustees of the school. Volunteers and other individuals engaged to work at or provide services to the school, including agency workers and contractors, are encouraged to use it where appropriate.