Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
Meet our safeguarding team:
Mrs S Thurston – Head of School – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss A Dimmock – Senior Behaviour Lead
Mrs S Middleton-Wood – SENCO CLA Coordinator
Miss S Rose – Child Protection Coordinator
Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.
We do this by:
Meeting Health and Safety standards
DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
Securing our site, including data protection
Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
‘The whole-school focus on developing speaking and listening skills is successfully increasing pupils’ proficiency to articulate their thoughts and develop a wider vocabulary’…
‘Standards in reading, writing and mathematics surpass national averages by a significant margin’…
‘High expectation across the curriculum leads to pupils being very well prepared for their next stage of education’…
‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. They are pleased with the quality of their children’s education’…
‘Pupils behave extremely well, applying themselves diligently to their work, and enjoy positive relationships with each’…
‘The exciting, well-planned, broad and balanced curriculum inspires pupils to extend their knowledge and deepens their interest in the topics they cover’…
‘Staff work together well, providing a rounded approach to meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of pupils. ‘…
‘The early years provision is exemplary. Children are engaged, motivated and make rapid progress through a rich diet of learning experiences’…
‘Teachers and teaching assistants have high expectations of what pupils can and do achieve. ‘…