“Pupils’ feel very safe in school, saying there are always people looking after them. They know how to use the internet safely and that they should ‘never give out [their] personal details.” Ofsted Report

Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

The Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding Team can be contacted via the school office or school email address and are:

Mrs J Wightman Headteacher

Mrs A Deakin Deputy Headteacher

Mrs K Ashton SEND Leader

Mrs E Lydon SEND Leader

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Safeguarding is defined in Working together to Safeguard Children as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health and development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

In school we safeguard children in many ways, details of which can be found below. All staff receive annual safeguarding training to ensure that it remains our highest priority. Our school is also part of a project called Operation Encompass which is run between the local authority and police. The project has been designed to provide early reporting of domestic violence incidents that occur outside school which might have an impact in school. All staff are also trained in the Prevent strategy, the purpose of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. This includes countering terrorist ideology and  supporting individuals who are especially vulnerable to becoming radicalised.

Acceptable Use Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Behaviour Policy

Code of Conduct

Equality Information and Objectives Statement

Child Protection Procedures

E Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy

2016 Keeping Children Safe in Education

Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers

Missing Child Policy

Mobile Phone & Device Policy

Operation Encompass

Prevent Training

Prevent Risk Assessment

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Safe Recruitment

Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

Web Appropriate Filtering for Education Settings – WBC Provider Response

Web Filtering

Whistleblowing Policy