You and the staff team have ensured that pupils are safe and secure by promoting the clear message that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Detailed safeguarding records are kept rigorously and regularly reviewed to ensure that they meet statutory requirements. Staff and governors undertake appropriate, frequent and up-to-date training. This includes training related to keeping pupils safe from radicalisation and extremism. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Your vigilance and that of the leadership team regarding the care, support and advocacy of vulnerable pupils is a strength. Ofsted report 2018

“Pupils say that they feel very safe and well cared for in the school. They feel confident that adults will help them if needed. Pupils of all ages talk with knowledge about the ways that they can stay safe in a range of situations, including personally and online.” Ofsted Report 2018

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:

Mr P Stanley Headteacher

Mrs A Deakin Deputy Headteacher

Mrs E Arnaud Year 5 Class Teacher

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Safeguarding is defined in Working Together to Safeguard Children-2018 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.

Early Help

We also offer Early Help support – see our Early Help page for more information and the leaflet below. Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.

Acceptable Use Policy

Anti-Bullying Policy

Behaviour Policy

Children Missing from Education Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection Procedures

Code of Conduct St Philip

Early Help Information

Data Protection Policy 2021

Health and Safety Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021

Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers

Missing Child Policy

Mobile Phone Device Policy

Online Safety Policy

Operation Encompass

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation

Safe Recruitment and Vetting

Web Appropriate Filtering for Education Settings – WBC Provider Response

Web Filtering