Keeping children safE

SAFEGUARDING and keeping children safe is our number one priority.

All rooms including toilets, display useful contact numbers for the safeguarding team, police, Ofsted

We have designated adults in place. Judith Ackers (Principal) is the designated safeguarding lead. Charlotte Hall (Chair of governors) is the assigned governor and Diane Beardsmore the assigned trustee.

All staff have undertaken statutory training. The designated lead completed level 2 training (September 2016). All staff have received a copy of the governments document: Keeping children safe in education. Staff have completed level 1. A refresher course is scheduled to take place annually.

A safeguarding policy is in place and followed by all adults. This is shared with supply staff and volunteers. Each classroom displays the procedure to be followed.

We have trained first aiders (including paediatric, emergency first aid and first aid at work)

We ensure all staff follow rules for use of phones in school. A school mobile is provided for trips and educational visits.

We ensure all visitors follow rules for use of mobile phones in school.

We seek permission for all children before we take any photographs/recordings.

We work closely with the Police.

We follow guidance for safer working with children.

We have risk assessments in place for all trips and visits and aim to send information to parents/carers regarding trips with sufficient notice.

We follow safer recruitment processes when employing new staff. Charlotte Hall is the named governor with safer recruitment training.

All governors, staff and volunteers are subject to disclousre and baring service checks.

  • We have a Children Missing Education policy in place
  • We follow procedures for Children Missing Education
  • We have an Anti-Bullying policy followed by all adults and communicated to children
  • We have an Online Safety policy followed by all adults and children are taught how to be safe online
  • We follow advice on safe and appropriate forms of communication using mobile devices
  • We have undertaken and ensured that all staff and governors have accessed ‘Prevent’ training