Safeguarding

Safeguarding


Our school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

(The word “staff” is used to cover ALL staff on site, including ancillary supply and self-employed staff, contractors, volunteers and governors.)

The school community will therefore:

Work to establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to.

Ensure that all children know there is an adult in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty.

Include across the curriculum, including PSHE, opportunities which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from harm and to know to whom they should turn for help.

The Senior Designated Officer is Catherine Cox (Headteacher)



On-Line Safety


The on-line world is a place of perpetual fascination for young people. The vast majority of children are on-line every day in some form. The internet provides a great deal of educational and fun material but it also hosts some very inappropriate material. Web filters can only do so much to protect children and it is really the responsibility of adults to help ensure children are protected from such material. The web links below can help you understand more about how to protect children when they are on-line.


Internet Matters Website

Childnet Website


At our school we take on-line safety very seriously and would ask that you do to. If you have any concerns about your child's on-line activity and need help please do contact us.


Road Safety


Avoiding Careless Parking

Parent drivers and other visitors to the school please help by;

Parking in an appropriate space, this may not be near the school gate and may involve a walk. Never park in the school grounds without prior permission. If you do need to drive into the school grounds please take great care as our children may be in and around the parking areas.

Outside our school there are yellow lines and signs. Please obey the signs and do not park on the yellow lines and please do not block the school driveway.

Also please do not park across a neighbour’s drive as they cannot get in or out or their property until you return. This can cause a great deal of frustration to our neighbours which results in complaints to the school.

Crossing Roads

Please help by teaching your child to;

Wait, listen and look each way before crossing the road.

Cross in a safe area / pavement and not between parked cars.

Wait until an oncoming car has passed and never run across when you can see a car coming.

The school has decided that;

All children walking between school and educational visits will each wear a high viz vest. All staff designated to stop the traffic while the children cross any roads will also wear high viz vests. Many thanks to all you careful drivers out there!


Keeping Safe When Playing Outside

Never!

Never go off with a stranger.

They may want to take you somewhere and pretend to show you a special thing they have.

Never take things from a stranger.

They may want to give you sweets so that you will like them.

Never get into a car with a stranger.

They may promise to bring you back so that you will go with them.

What or Who is a Stranger?

A stranger is someone you don’t know. Some strangers are good people but some are unkind and will hurt children. The problem is that sometimes we can’t tell the good strangers from the mean ones.

ALWAYS


Tell a grown up where you are going to play and who you are playing with. If you are going to a park or to play in another street, always stay with friends and go home on time.


SHOUT

If a grown up or older child scares you or makes you feel uncomfortable, you should shout “STOP” at the stranger.

Use your loudest and biggest voice. This will tell your friends that you need help.

RUN

Run home as fast as you can. If home is too far, run to a friend’s house or somewhere safe like the school or a shop.

Tell a safe grown-up what has happened and that you need their help.

TELL

If a stranger has frightened you, tell your parent where it happened, when and what happened.

This will stop the stranger frightening you again or speaking to other children.


FIRE


Fire is very dangerous and can cause serious harm or death.


If a fire occurs remember these Safety Rules:


  • Always Keep Calm

  • Don't Tackle the fire yourself - Leave it to the professionals

  • First priority is to escape - get away from the fire and get outside

  • Call 999 and ask for the Fire Brigade

  • If safe to do so when leaving the building close windows and doors

  • Before you open a door, if it is warm there is a fire on the other side. Don't open it.

  • Do not delay getting out by trying to get belongings

  • Where there is smoke, keep low, where the air is clearest

  • Protect your home with smoke alarms - They save lives

Useful Website Link


Remember - GET OUT - STAY OUT - CALL 999


First Aid

We have a First Aid room at school, and a number of First Aider, where children can be cared for in the event of an illness or accident

We have a defibrillator in the reception office which a number of staff are trained to use

Useful Website Links