Our school is committed to and prioritises safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Our expectation is that all members of our school community, volunteers and contractors will share this commitment. This means that our school has Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and Procedures actively in place. These documents can be found by going to the Policies page of this website.
Sometimes, our school may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies to support families when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with their parents or carers first unless we have reason to believe that such actions would be contrary to that individual child’s welfare.
If you are concerned about your child’s welfare or another child at our school, please record your concerns and any observations or conversations heard and report them to our Designated Safeguarding Lead as soon as possible the same day. Please do not conduct your own investigation.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Hannah Cole, Head of School.
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Ruth Worswick, Executive Headteacher, and Amanda Harling, Class Teacher.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which suggests that they are unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to our Headteacher in confidence. If the concerns relate to the Headteacher, please contact the Chair of Governors who will take advice in order consider what action is necessary.
Ms Ruth Worswick, Executive Headteacher (T: 01428 642086)
Mrs Fiona Tough and Mrs Charlotte Brown, Co-Chairs of Governors (T: 01428 642086)
Our Designated E-Safety Co-ordinator is Mr Richard Stanton, Senior Leadership Team
E-Safety or Safeguarding Children online is an integral part of our Safeguarding at school. On our Resources pages are useful and informative links that support our community, children, parents, teachers and governors' understanding about how to safely navigate and use the internet. Please take some time to visit them.
If you are concerned about your child’s welfare online relating to our school, please record your concerns and any observations or conversations heard and report them to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, or in her absence our Deputy, as soon as possible the same day. Please do not conduct your own investigation.