Every member of staff cares for the well-being of every child in the school. Should a child be upset either from a minor injury or emotionally, then staff will comfort that child. If we feel that there is something troubling a child, we will endeavour to find the cause and to talk to parents in order for the child to return to a happy state of mind as quickly as possible.
Through the curriculum activities and Personal, Social and Health Education opportunities, we aim to give children the skills they need to stay safe from abuse. All staff and adult helpers are subject to Disclosure and Barring checks to ensure their suitability to work with children.
The head teacher is currently the named staff member for child protection issues, whilst all members of staff have received child protection training. Further details can be found in other areas of our Staying Safe section.
Tracy Jones is the named governor.
Safety and Security
Safety of our children starts even before the start of school. Waiting areas are provided at both infant/nursery and junior entrances. This means that children can be off the road while waiting for 8.50am when a teacher will invite them onto the playground and into school. Gates to the school will be locked at 9.00am and children will need to enter through the main building.
All external doors in the main building are locked by 9.00am and remain closed during lessons. Playground doors are unlocked during break and lunchtimes and on other occasions when children are outside. Similar arrangements operate in the Nursery. To gain access to the Nursery, you will need to ring the bell while the main school office has a ‘buzzer’.
Visitors are given identity badges which both staff and children are trained to recognise.
If you have any concerns about your child’s welfare, please make an appointment with the class teacher in the first instance. Remember, they will take any issue or concern you have seriously, and are committed to helping your child feel safe at school. Most issues are resolved satisfactorily at this stage.
If you or the teacher feels that the issue cannot be resolved at this level, a meeting can be arranged with the headteacher to take this issue further.
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