The safety and welfare of your children is of overwhelming importance and is the major responsibility of all the staff.
In the case of illness or significant injury in school parents will be informed immediately. At the beginning of the year a form will be sent to parents requesting the name of an emergency contact lest parents are unavailable.
School safety checks are carried out by the Governors and a fire practice is held regularly. Although the school has trained first aiders the law is very strict on action we can or cannot take. School staff are not allowed to administer medication of any kind to children, although we would be happy to make arrangements for parents to do so.
Children are not allowed out of school at any time other than with the Headteacher’s permission or written permission from the parent presented to the child’s Teacher.
Within school we have three designated safeguarding officers (Level 3 trained): Mr Grimshaw (Headteacher) and Miss Bowe (Deputy Headteacher and Year 6 Leader). If you have any worries or concerns about the safety of a child, please speak to them.
Four Level 2 trained staff: Mr Squires (Year 4 Leader), Miss Irving (Year 3 Leader), Mrs Laverty (Year 5 Leader) and Mrs Stanhope (SENCO).
All other staff are trained to level 1.
All staff are trained for PREVENT duty.
Our Pastoral Care Worker supports children and families when needed.
If you are unable to contact any of the staff, help is always available out of hours from the Safeguarding Hub.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr Grimshaw) or Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Miss Bowe) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Information is shared with these key staff members prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children are negatively impacted by experiencing domestic abuse and without early intervention and support this negative impact can last through a child’s life course. Domestic abuse can impact upon social, psychological, physical, emotional and behavioural outcomes with an often negative impact upon a child’s academic success. Experiencing domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience.
Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children , to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child , making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.