Our Designated Safeguarding Lead in school is MRS MICHELLE BAMFORD
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are MRS NICKY GIFFORD & MRS ELAINE GARLAND
Our Chair of Governors is MRS RUTH YOUNG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safeguarding Governor is MRS VICTORIA HARPER (Tori.email@example.com)
Safeguarding Policy and Information
All policies in reference to safeguarding can be found on the school's policies page here.
The School has adopted the definition of the term 'Safeguarding' used in the Children Act 2004. In summary this is:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children's health or development;
- ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
The School's safeguarding arrangements cover all aspects of life at School, in particular addressing these issues:
- health and safety;
- other harassment and discrimination, including racism;
- physical intervention;
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions;
- provision of medical first aid;
- drug and substance abuse;
- off-site visits;
- intimate care;
- internet and communications safety;
- physical security of the School site;
- protection from maltreatment; and
- recruitment and vetting of staff and visitors to the site.
ALL OUR STAFF HAVE COMPLETED THE 'COLLEGE OF POLICING - CHANNEL GENERAL AWARENESS MODULE' FOR THE PREVENT STRATEGY REGARDING RADICALISATION AND EXTREMISM.
We believe that ICT and the internet are very positive and powerful learning tools. The internet is now also a major tool used for communication outside of school. Staying safe whilst using the internet both at school and at home is extremely important.
Please read our Online Safety Policy (available in the policies section) and view the sections below about Online safety rules, Care of Equipment and Acceptable User Policies for Pupils.
Foundation (Year R)
During the Foundation Stage children will be introduced to Lee and Kim. Lee loves to play a game called Animal Magic on the computer and Kim likes to watch him. SID is a superhero who protects the children on the Internet! He likes to fly around and teach children how to stay safe. He also loves to sing... This is from CEOP's (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) website 'think u know’.
Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2)
During Key Stage One children will be introduced to Hector - a friendly dolphin who helps them understand how to stay safe on-line. This is from CEOP's (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) website 'think u know'. Every computer in the school also has a 'Hector Safety Button' which the children can use if they are unsure about any content they view.
Lower Key Stage Two (Years 3 and 4)
In Lower Key Stage Two we use the 'SMART Crew' from the Childnet 'Know it all' website. The SMART Crew are cartoon characters who are guided in adventures to make smart online decisions.
Upper Key Stage Two (Years 5 and 6)
In Upper Key Stage Two the children will visit the Cyber Cafe from CEOP's website 'think u know' and simulate situations that may arise on the internet. They will also watch 'real-life' videos about internet safety and the use of mobile technology.
BE INTERNET SAFE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.
Resources support Online Safety:
Support for parents:
Get Safe Online
Info on a little bit of everything including personal use and business
Common sense media
Reviews apps, games, books and films to help parents understand the positive and negative aspects and appropriateness for their child
App, website and game guides on setting up security, privacy and how to report and block
Articles and advice on a variety of topics to address with children
In conjunction with the NSPCC, a helpline for any of your online safety questions or concerns
0808 800 5000
Good advice by age guides
Help to set up parental controls