Safeguarding our pupils is an important part of our daily work. We work together with our families and outside agencies to ensure our children are safe and know how to keep themselves safe. All of our staff, and Governors, have yearly training on safeguarding and child protection. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead team are:
Miss Helen Charman (Head Teacher) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Suzanne Spencer (Deputy Headteacher) - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. Lesley Harborne (Child Welfare Manager) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. Gemma Smith (Inclusion Manager inc LAC Lead) - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Please contact one of the above, via the school office if you have any concerns regarding a pupil
Mrs. Jenny Maydon - Joint Chair of Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection
Please see the Policies Tab for all policies and procedures relating to keeping our children and our staff safe.
We also participate in Operation Encompass which advises schools about any domestic violence incidents where our pupils may have been present. Please find a copy of the letter advising parents of this below.
THE PREVENT DUTY AND RADICALISATION
It is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. This is part of our wider safeguarding duty and concerns are reported to Miss Charman.
All staff have ‘Prevent’ training so they are aware of what to look out for in terms of changed behaviours, use of language and/or interest in certain topics.
We aim to build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and encourage our children to debate and challenge extremist views in a safe environment.