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Our policies

Attendance and programme completion policy

This policy provides clarity on programme completion expectations, including attendance and associated qualifications, where applicable. The policy also outlines the process if a participant’s circumstances change and they are no longer able to attend an event, 1:1 development session or complete an independent learning task.

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Attendance policy

Please note this policy only applies to Ambition’s Traded Suite Programmes. This policy will provide clarity around programme completion expectations, including attendance and associated qualifications, where applicable. This policy also outlines the process if a participant’s circumstances change and they are no longer able to attend an event, 1:1 coaching session, or complete an independent learning task.

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Carbon reduction plan

Ambition Institute is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions.

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Complaints policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that complaints are dealt with in an appropriate manner. The complaints policy and procedure is accessible to all, and all complaints are handled in a fair, consistent and timely way.

This policy allows for all stakeholders and learners to log a formal or informal complaint should they have a need to.

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Data protection policy

This policy outlines Ambition Institute’s commitment to comply with UK Data Protection legislation when processing personal data, including the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR). It applies to any processing of Personal Data by Ambition and our partner organisations and to all Personal Data whether stored electronically or in paper copy.

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Deferral policy

This policy outlines our approach to requests from participants to defer a programme place, including circumstances where a deferral would be approved, and arrangements that would apply in managing the deferral from and return to the programme.

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ECT non-standard programme policy

This policy sets out how any ECT or mentor who may have a non-standard programme experience will be supported to engage with Ambition Institute’s Early Career Teachers programme.

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NPQ Assessment appeals policy.

The purpose of this policy is to outline how NPQ assessments are assessed and explain how and when a participant could appeal their outcome.

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NPQ Assessment malpractice and maladministration policy

The purpose of this policy is to protect the integrity of NPQ qualifications awarded by Ambition Institute, so that our qualifications remain a reliable indicator that a consistent standard has been met.

The policy seeks to achieve this by clearly defining a consistent approach to prevent, identify, effectively resolve, and learn from any instances of malpractice or maladministration.

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NPQ Part-time, deferral and portability policy

This policy outlines how participants who are part-time, defer or transfer schools during their NPQ will be supported to continue engaging with their programme.

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NPQ Recruitment, selection & eligibility policy

This document establishes a robust recruitment, selection and admission policy that is transparent, reliable, inclusive and supportive of social mobility. The National Professional Qualification (NPQ) programmes provided by Ambition Institute are open to applicants from all backgrounds, provided they meet certain eligibility criteria established by the Department for Education (DfE).

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NPQ Plagiarism policy

Please note this policy only applies to Ambition’s National Professional Qualification programmes. This policy outlines the process Ambition uses for identifying and acting upon suspected cases of plagiarism.

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NPQ Waitlist Policy

The purpose of this policy outline our waitlist policy and oversubscription criteria to ensure that it is transparent, reliable, inclusive and supportive of social mobility. This policy applies to National Professional Qualification (NPQ) programmes provided by Ambition Institute.

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NPQ Withdrawal policy

This policy sets out the circumstances in which a withdrawal from one of our programmes may take place, and our approach should it arise. This policy ensures that we have measures in place to enable all participants to fully benefit from our programmes as far as possible, with withdrawals only taking place following full consideration of alternative options.

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Paper reduction policy

The objective of this policy is to outline Ambition Institute’s approach to reducing paper use at its events. This policy outlines the responsibilities of participants and Ambition staff regarding printing and use of electronic devices at face-to-face events.

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Participant & trainee equal opportunities policy

The purpose of this policy is to support Ambition Institute to implement our commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion for all prospective and current participants.

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Prevent policy

Ambition Institute is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of vigilance among our staff and students to recognise, respond, record and report concerns and provide a proportionate response. This policy outlines the Prevent Duty procedures and responsibilities in place at Ambition Institute to ensure that all Prevent referrals and disclosures are handled appropriately.

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Reasonable adjustments policy

Ambition is committed to ensuring that all programme participants are successful on our programmes. We recognise that in some instances our participants will need additional support or reasonable adjustments to enable them to be successful and the aim of this policy is to set out how we will do this.

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Refund policy

The objective of this policy is to provide clarity on the circumstances which would result in refunds being made to the customer (school/participant/MAT/delivery partner) in the event of participants not being able to complete an Ambition programme, and to outline the process through which we would manage any appeals to such decisions.

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Recruitment privacy notice

This is the notice given to applicants applying to work for Ambition Institute outlining our relevant data principles, procedures and the applicants rights.

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Safeguarding policy

Ambition Institute, its trustees and employees are committed to proactively safeguarding children, young people, beneficiaries and employees, and to taking reasonable steps to protect people who come into contact with the organisation from harm. This policy outlines the safeguarding procedures and responsibilities in place at Ambition Institute to ensure that all safeguarding concerns and disclosures are handled appropriately.

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Teacher Training admissions policy

Please note this policy only applies to Ambition’s Teacher Training programme. Through this policy, we will ensure that the admissions process minimises barriers to entry, is reliable, is based on merit and potential, is fair with regards to diversity, and is professional in its nature.

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Traded waitlist policy

The purpose of this policy is to outline our waitlist policy and oversubscription criteria to ensure that it is transparent, reliable, inclusive and supportive of social mobility. This policy applies to all Traded programmes provided by Ambition Institute.

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Withdrawal policy

Please note this policy only applies to Ambition’s Traded Suite Programmes. The objective of this policy is to set out the circumstances in which a withdrawal from one of our programmes may take place, and our approach should it arise. Our intention through this policy is to ensure that we have measures in place to enable all participants to fully benefit from our programmes as far as possible, and that a withdrawal only takes place following full consideration of alternative options.

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