Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils. We have a robust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which parents are welcome to view and a copy is available on our website. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) is required of all staff including our volunteers and supply staff.
Our Safeguarding Team
|Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)||Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads|
|Mrs Y Broadbent||Mr M Lord||Mrs A Crawshaw||Mrs V Cumberworth|
Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will always ensure that concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents / carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.
The DfE has published a new resource to support school staff in safeguarding children against extremism and radicalisation.
Security of Premises
We strive to keep the building as secure as possible for pupils and staff. After 9.00am the only access into school is via the main entrance, which is controlled by secure access.
The school also has a metal fence around the perimeter of the playground and C.C.T.V. is installed.
As we are responsible for the safety of children, we cannot allow your child to leave school during school hours unless you come to collect him/her. There is a signing out procedure at the school office for any pupil leaving school during the school day.
If it is not possible to walk to school, in order to ensure the safety of our pupils and to avoid congestion in the immediate vicinity, we encourage parents and carers to park safely and considerately in the surrounding area, particularly on Park House Road as this road is very narrow and at times is hazardous. Double yellow lines are painted on the road and parking signs remind parents of the restrictions. Police officers monitor parking and do issue fines to parents who park illegally. Parents must not bring cars down the school drive, unless they hold a permit to do so, as this is a hazard to children and space is very limited.
Please speak to our Office Manager, Mrs Helen Oates, if you feel you may be entitled to a permit.
The Church car park is available for parking, but please ensure you park within the allocated bays. Please leave the disabled spaces free for disabled visitors to church.
Parents Visiting School
Parents are frequently invited to attend events in school and are welcome to attend worship on Friday morning when we celebrate our pupils’ achievements both in school and at home.
For some events, such as Christmas performances and end of year productions, parents may be invited to book tickets (usually 2 per family), using our online booking system.
To ensure the safety of everyone in school and so that we know who is on site, we ask that you do not enter school through cloakroom doors or via Breakfast Club. Parents and carers are requested to sign in at the school office when visiting school. If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher, please make an appointment beforehand.
Collecting Children from School
We expect that all children up to year 4 will be collected from school by an adult. To encourage independence, children in Year 5 & 6 are allowed, with written parental consent, to walk home.
A copy of our collecting children from school policy is available here