January 2018 newsletter
The safety of our pupils is of paramount importance. Please read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy below to find out more about procedures, practices and responsibilities.
All staff receive annual training to ensure that they are up to date with developments and good practice. This training is led by outside providers and often shared with colleagues from another local school. Training is for all teaching and non-teaching staff. The school has a Designated Safeguarding teacher and governor.
Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe. Our PSHE syllabus seeks to address many of the issues that children need to understand to be prepared for all the challenges that living in the modern world present. This includes issues of personal safety, self-esteem, bullying, racism, homophobia, sex and relationship education,and use of the internet and social media.
Our recruitment and vetting procedures are secure and in-line with recommended ‘safer recruitment’ practice and our risk assessments are robust and in-place. Similarly, the school is pro-active and effective in its links with outside agencies such as social services.
We are committed to serving the best intersts of the child and to safeguarding; to creating a culture of vigilance.