Ensuring that your child feels safe and secure at school is a key priority. All staff, both teaching and nonteaching, receive regular training to make sure they have an up to date knowledge of current safeguarding best practice in schools. This includes studying and learning from ‘serious case reviews’. Training is provided by Clennell Solutions www.clennelleducationsolutions.co.uk and by the Safeguarding Leader (Deputy Headteacher Tom Jones). Members of the Governing Body and the Head Teacher also receive regular ‘safer recruitment’ training to ensure the selection process to recruit new member of staff includes important safeguarding checks.
Through our curriculum we teach our children how to stay safe, keep healthy, be aware of current issues and influences and be prepared to be responsible digital citizens when working online.
The school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is below:
If you ever have a concern about child safety or safety on the school site, please bring it to the immediate attention of a member of staff, so it can be responded to as soon as possible.
If it is out of school hours and you are unable to contact a member of staff, you can report any concerns directly to Newcastle City Council's Children's Services here:
Within school our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
- Tom Jones - Deputy Head
Or additional Safeguarding Leads are:
- Matt Ward - Headteacher
- Cathy Hogan - Inclusion Lead
- Sarah Matthews - Assistant Head
- Helen Sykes - Assistant Head
- Katharine Smith - Assistant Head
- Verity Groot - Bilingual Lead
- Liz Thompson - Early Years Lead
- Jacqui Nicholson - After School Club manager
- Gill McKinnon - Deputy After School Club Manager
Newcastle City Council have many services to support the Safeguarding of children. You can find more information here:
The NPSCC provides support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child, you can access information here:
They are available any time on: 0808 800 5000
Digital Citizenship and e-Safety plays an important role in our curriculum in helping pupils learn how to keep themselves safe, in a rapidly changing world that is heavily reliant on the internet and the use of information technology.
To hep support you, and your child, with useful guides about e-safety, parental controls and becoming responsible digital citizens, the following websites provide a wealth or information and guides:
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre):
South West Grid for Learning