In order to safeguard the children in our school, we have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place that are followed by members of staff if they have any concerns for the welfare and well-being of any child in our care. Any concerns are reported to Children’s Services immediately. Wherever possible, parents will be informed of any concerns and of a referral, unless we believe it would be detrimental to the child to do so.
The Head Teacher is the Senior Designated Person for Child Protection in the school and should be contacted if there are any concerns about the children in our care.
There are three further Alternate Designated Persons: Miss McGrath, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Floate if the Head Teacher is unavailable.
Ms Hayton Chair of Governors and the Child Protection Governor can also be contacted via the school office.
The Local Authority Designated Officer can be contacted on 01603 223473.
To see the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and practice guidance:
Esafety (online safety)
Keeping children safe covers a wide range of aspects in school and also includes thinking about their safety and welfare in regards to new technologies and the internet. Our Esafety Policy outlines our practice and procedures in respect of internet use for the children and staff and contains Codes of Conduct and a Parental Agreement.
Parents are encouraged to follow our Codes of Conduct at home too and ensure children only access age appropriate materials.
Our newsletter regularly reminds parents about online safety and age appropriate materials and we encourage parents to come to workshops on these subjects when we host them in school.
Children are taught to be safe online through our Computing curriculum and through a software tool called Gooseberry Planet.