Child Protection and Safeguarding
Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for your children. All staff and visitors to the school have a valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. If any parents wish to help/volunteer in school they will also be asked to undergo a check. Should parents have any concerns about the safety of their children in school they should speak to the Headteacher immediately. Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school may have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the LA and inform the Social Services of the concern.
Children in Our Care
At our School we endeavour to provide children with the best possible education. Our aims are to enable pupils to achieve the highest possible standards, make good progress and reach their targets, in a safe and friendly environment. We will ensure that our Staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities for Safeguarding in promoting the welfare of children by creating an environment and an ethos whereby all Staff including Volunteers feel able to raise concerns, along with being supported in their Safeguarding role. We will endeavour to create a culture of listening to children, taking account of their wishes, feelings and voices both in individual decisions and in the School’s development (use of a Schools counsel or similar).
Each member of staff is responsible for the care of our children. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at breaktimes. At lunchtimes Midday Supervisors, together with the Headteacher, take responsibility for the children’s welfare. When accidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff who are all trained in First Aid. If further action is required parents will be contacted.