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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:

  • the health and safety of all children
  • making sure that the adults who work at the school are CRB checked
  • protecting children from deliberate harm
  • being proactive against bullying and racist behaviour
  • protecting our children from harassment and discrimination
  • a positive approach to behaviour management including the use of physical intervention, safely, when necessary
  • meeting the needs of children with medical conditions
  • providing first aid
  • children enjoy safe educational visits
  • children’s personal and medical needs are met in an appropriate way
  • children are safe when using the internet and making sure they are aware of cyber bullying.
  • our school site is secure and safe
  • we ‘listen’ to children
  • pupils know who to go to in school if they have a problem

Security

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.

DBS Checks

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.

Child Protection

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.

First Aid

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.

Social Media

 

Be aware of social media and how your children use it. Facebook is not to be used by children under 13.