What we do to keep your children safe
What we do in school to keep your children safe
Our main priority is to keep your child safe and healthy so that they can learn effectively and enjoy their school experiences.
Safeguarding means ensuring:
All external doors and gates have access controls or locks. This is to ensure that no-one can get into school without speaking to a member of the office team. All staff members have identity badges and visitors are asked to wear a badge when they sign in at the school office. Anyone seen in school without identification will be challenged as to the purpose of their visit.
Anyone who works with children requires an enhanced DBS check. All staff and regular volunteers undergo an enhanced DBS check before they can work with children in the school or on visits etc. Temporary staff and contractors are checked in accordance with nationally agreed procedures. Child Protection procedures have changed at a national level recently so DBS checks are not always required if volunteers are with children in a supervised situation i.e. another BDS cleared adult is present, so you may find that you will be able to help without a check for a one off school visit etc.
All our staff have regular child protection training where they are told what to do if they have a concern. If you have a concern about a child then please talk to Mrs Deborah Oke, Miss Paula Woodhead or Mrs Rachel Haig, who are responsible for Safeguarding. Child protection concerns may have to be shared with other professionals. The school has a clear Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy which can be viewed on our website or you can obtain a paper copy from the school office. If you have a concern about a member of staff you should discuss it with Mrs Rachel Haig or Mrs Deborah Oke.
We have a number of staff trained as paediatric first aiders and a number of staff who have completed a full two day fully certified First Aid Training Course.
Be aware of social media and how your children use it. Facebook is not to be used by children under 13.
To read the Child Protection and Safeguarding policy please click here.