As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. We are an Operation Encompass School. We recognise that everyone who comes into contact with children has a duty to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.
We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult, including governors and volunteers. All members of staff therefore, whether paid or voluntary, are required to have an enhanced DBS check and are not allowed to start work at the school until this check has been completed.
The school shares a purpose with parents to educate, keep children safe from harm and have their welfare promoted. We are committed to working with parents positively, openly and honestly. We always encourage parents to discuss any concerns they may have with the school as soon as possible.
Keeping children safe is of paramount importance and therefore we keep information on all staff on the Single Central Register. All staff are vetted against safer recruitment checks. All staff are given Level 1 and 2 Safeguarding training. Log books are maintained to record racist and bullying incidents and we report the number of incidents annually to the local authority. (To date there have been no recorded bullying or racist incidents)
Pupils have opportunities to develop an understanding for internet safety – including cyber bullying - during Computing and PSHE sessions.To stay up to date with the Department for Education policy we have also been informed of the Multi-Agency Practice Guidelines on Female Genital Mutilation. The guidance can be found here. To remain aware of the risks of radicalisation the school have also delivered training using the 'prevent strategy'. This documentation can be read here. As well as leaflets and other important web links for other safeguarding websites.