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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Please feel free to read our various policies which underpin everything we do at school.

These are important documents which actively inform our annual School Improvement Plan. They are revisited, reviewed and updated with school governors as a part of our three year rolling programme for school self-evaluation.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Procedures that ensure the school offer excellent Safeguarding measures include:

  • careful vetting during the recruitment of all new staff taking account of Department for Education guidance, including ensuring recruiters have received Safer Recruitment training;
  • thorough induction for all staff and annual training for all staff; -annually reviewed procedures and policies through the Governing Body, including multi agency working arrangements;
  • clear procedures for all staff outlined in the staff handbook, including risk assessments for all aspects of school life, which are updated annually and involve the children.

The deputy headteacher is the Designated Safeguarding Leader with responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection and receives training at least every two years.

Early Years leader, Assistant Headteacher and a Head Teacher are also trained as Safeguarding Leaders.

A member of the Governors undertakes termly reviews of all aspects of safeguarding, including Child Protection, Positive Handling, Pupil Safety, Medical Needs, the Single Central Record (which maintains details on staff members and volunteers) and any incidents referring to bullying, eSafety or racism.

Regular monitoring by the governors and headteacher, include discussions with pupils and parents 

There is a whistle blowing policy which is given to all staff.