Keeping your child safe is a priority during their day in school.
'Pupils are very clear that they feel extremely safe in school and know that their teachers and other adults will help them should any problems arise.'
'Parents and carers are unanimous that the school keeps their children safe.'
We achieved an Outstanding Report at our Health and Safety Review in 2012.
A child not in school by end of registration (9am) is reported to the office and, if not in school by 9.30am, a text message is sent requesting urgent information about the child's whereabouts. We are grateful for your support in telephoning in non-attendance.
Our home-time arrangements have been commended and we thank parents for ensuring we know when changes are made to the usual pick-up arrangements. Children are well supervised throughout the school day.
We undertake Risk Assessments for classrooms, activities and all external visits and ensure ratios of adults and children fulfil legal requirements. All staff and adults working with the children are CRB checked. Key staff have undertaken Safer Recruitment training. The school has a Child Protection Officer.
Children are taught how to keep safe in and out of school. The police and fire service visit school regularly to give educational talks. Computer safety (e-safety) and cyber-bullying is covered as part of the curriculum. We understand parental concerns regarding internet safety; here is a link to CEOP (Government's Child Protection agency) which offers support on how to keep your child safe online.
Parents are asked not to post photographs and videos of children in school or at school events on any social media site. School does not tolerate any incidents of prejudice. We have rigorous procedures in place to deal with any incident of either.
'Pupils are clear that instances of poor behaviour and bullying are extremely rare and that, when they do occur, they are quickly dealt with.'
Children are encouraged to share any worries or concerns by talking to an adult in school and/or putting a note in our worry/prayer box as we believe a happy mind learns best and children's well-being is paramount to us.
Parent Info Website — Preparation for Adult Life
The new online service, called Parent Info, will give parents the information they need to help them navigate the minefield of issues children can now face on everything from spotting the warning signs of self-harm, to having a healthy body image and managing money in a digital world. As well as giving them the confidence and support to speak to their children on such sensitive issues, it will also provide them with pathways for where they can go for more hands on support on specific issues.
A link can be found here.