Key Information

Key Information List

Safeguarding & eSafety

Safeguarding Statement

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
  • Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

The school’s Child Protection Team consists of:

Mr Barraud Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher
Mr Steels Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Attendance/Progress Intervention
Miss Fry Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer and Senior Welfare Officer
Mrs Worsell Safeguarding Officer and Year Leader 10/11
Mr Lester-Smith Safeguarding Officer and Year Leader 8/9
Mr Poeti Safeguarding Officer and Year Leader 7/Transition

All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the School Safeguarding Team.

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
  • The Prevent Duty 2015

The school has a suite of documents related to safeguarding which are reviewed regularly. This includes, but is not limited to the following: (Key Policies are available to donwload and view in the links below)

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Visitors to School Policy
  • Information for Visitors pamphlet (including Safeguarding)
  • Safe Recruitment Policy
  • Recruitment and Selection Policy (WMAT)
  • Personnel & ICT Code of Conduct Policy (WMAT)
  • e-Safety Policy
  • Whistle Blowing Policy (WMAT)
  • Pupil Mobile Device Policy
  • Staff Mobile Device Policy
  • ICT: Pupil Acceptable Use Policy

VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL

We recognise and value our partnerships with parents/carers and members of the community, and we welcome visitors to our school for :

  • Appointments
  • Attending a school event
  • To drop off or pick up children
  • Supporting school activities
  • To attend activities provided by external hirers of our facilities

We will act to ensure that our school remains a safe place for students, staff and all other members of our community. If a parent/carer/visitor has concerns we will always listen to them and seek to address them.

However, abusive, threatening or violent behaviour will not be tolerated. If such behaviour occurs the school may consider barring the person involved, in line with Department for Education guidance on Controlling Access to School Premises, November 2018. Any person who does not comply with these requirements would be trespassing and legal action may be taken.

No meeting at the school may be electronically recorded without the express permission of all parties. Information obtained without such permission will not be admissible in any proceedings.