Safeguarding Children

  • Mr S Evans

    Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mr M Mason

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs A Barton

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Disclosure of Criminal Background of those with access to children

All new employees to posts which involve access to children are informed that, if they are offered the post, a check on their criminal background will be made. The procedure applies to all maintained schools, and to all posts as teachers, ancillary staff, caretaking and grounds staff. The procedure also applies to those of the Authority, who are not employed directly in school but who have access to children. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is also obtained for all voluntary helpers and Governors.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As a result, so as to ensure the safety of all children, the school and its staff have an obligation to pass on any concerns related to child protection issues to the appropriate agencies.

 

Security

We continue to be vigilant about security. To feel safe and secure is a high priority. Unless they are accompanied by a member of staff, all visitors must report to reception, sign the Visitors’ Book and wear a Visitors’ badge. All unaccompanied visitors, including parents, are only allowed to enter the school via the secure door controlled by the school secretary. Staff are made aware of visitors expected in school and any unknown visitors are challenged by staff.

The school is fitted with an electronic fire alarm and appropriate fire extinguishers are sited throughout the building. These are checked on a regular basis. We carry out a Fire Alarm test at least twice per term so that everyone is aware of the procedure. Children are taught how to evacuate their classroom quickly and quietly and where the meeting points are located. We regularly evacuate the school in less than 1 ½ minutes.

Our assembly point is the school field / back playground, depending on which exit is used.

 

Children’s Health and Safety Rules

For our children’s safety, no child is allowed out of school during the school day unless they are collected by a parent, authorised guardian or by a representative who has been authorised and specific instructions have been received by the school. If, at the end of the school day, no-one has arrived to collect a child, the child will remain with the class teacher or with the school secretary until an authorised person does arrive.

With the older children, if there is no parent or guardian on the playground waiting, children are instructed to return to their class teacher immediately who will then take appropriate action.

Under no circumstances will we allow a child to be taken home by another parent without your express permission. Children may only walk home, unaccompanied, following a written request from their parent / guardian.