A Quick Guide to Our Complaints Procedure
At James Dixon Primary School we try our best to ensure that the needs of all our children, parents/carers and staff are met and that our school is a safe and happy place for all. However, we do recognise that at times concerns can arise, or mistakes are made, and we ask that these are brought to our attention as soon as possible to allow us time to investigate an incident or problem and resolve the issue.
Problems sometimes arise from misunderstandings which can be easily addressed. Most concerns and complaints can be sorted out quickly by speaking with a member of staff.
If you feel you have not been able to resolve an issue, then we have a clear complaints procedure for you to follow.
A link to the complaints policy is below which clearly describes the procedure and provides timelines.
Summary of Complaints Procedure
Stage One Informal
Expression of concern made to the school.
Stage Two Complaint
Complaint raised formally in writing to the Headteacher/Head of School
Stage Three Complaint
Complaints very rarely reach this formal level, but should you need to, you may make a formal complaint via the Trust Governance Officer for the attention of the Director of Primary
Stage Four Final Complaints Stage Appeal Hearing of the Trust Complaints Panel
Complaints at this stage should be made via the Trust Governance Officer for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer
The Trust Governance Officer can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or at
Swale Academies Trust