Safeguarding of Children
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware that they should talk to adults if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents or carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Lynnette Selbie (Headteacher). Our Deputy DSL is Mrs Laura Handel (Deputy Headteacher).
Other Level 3 Safeguarding Officers are Mrs Sue Gawman (School Business Manager), Mrs Fiona Arundel (Administrator), Mrs Caroline Smith (SENDCo) and Miss Katie Vernon (After School Club Leader).