The protection of children is an integral part of the ethos of our school. We strive to create an atmosphere in which children feel safe and secure, their views are valued, they are encouraged to talk and are listened to . If you have any concerns regarding a child's welfare, please speak to Mr Perkins, who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead in school. In his absence, please speak to Miss Clarke who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for EYFS and KS1 or Mrs Thompson who is the Deputy Designated Lead for KS2. If neither Mr Perkins, Mrs Thompson or Miss Clarke are unavailable, please speak to Mrs Ashworth, who is also a member of our Safeguarding Team.
Please can we also ask that parents do not bring cars up Holborn Street when dropping off and collecting children from school. Cars moving in this area is a danger to the children.
Also a reminder about the gates into the school grounds. All gates will be locked at 8:50am and reopened at 3:10pm. Keeping these gates locked ensures all children are safe within school grounds.
In school, we have a number of staff responsible for Safeguarding.
Mr Perkins is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Mrs Thompson is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for KS2 (DDSL)
Miss Clarke is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for EYFS and KS1 (DDSL)
Mrs Ashworth (FSW) supports our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
All 4 members of staff make up the Safeguarding Team and meet regularly to discuss all safeguarding concerns.
The Safeguarding Governor is Helen Bougham.
Our Chair of Governors is Emerson Whitworth.
Both of these Governors can be contacted via the school.
Our Child Protection policy details our safeguarding procedures, including our responsibilities under the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe In Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Some general observations for daily safeguarding are:
- Children must be brought to and collected from the school door by a responsible adult (over the age of 16 years - name of adults should be recorded on the Collecting Children from School form)
- Children in Years 5 & 6 who are coming to school or going home by themselves must have a permission slip signed by parents.
- Children coming to school or going home on a bicycle must wear a helmet.
- In hot weather, children should wear a sun hat and apply sun cream before coming to school.
- In cold weather, children should come to school wearing a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves and suitable foot wear.
- EYU and KS1 children will be released by a member of staff and collected by a responsible adult (over the age of 16 years - name must be on the Collecting Children from School form). Parents must not take children without telling a member of staff.
- School staff reserve the right to ask for ID if they are unsure that a person is over the age of 16 years.