We aim to ensure that all groups of pupils are safe and feel safe in school, during school visits and residential trips. Children are made aware of how to keep themselves and others safe within school and at home.
All staff undergo enhanced safety checks before employment and at least one member of the recruitment panel will hold the ‘safer recruitment’ certificate. Staff follow the Leicestershire Council guidance booklets, ‘Safer working in education settings’ and ‘Education child protection’ and receive mandatory safeguarding training at least every three years. Volunteers in school are also subject to enhanced checks and are made aware of the school safeguarding procedures before they work with children.
The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is the head teacher Mr Simon Flint. The assistant head teacher, Miss Debbie Brown has also completed the DSL training. Our chair of governors Mr Chris Ratcliffe is our designated safeguarding governor.
Mrs Jo Lowe has undertaken Educational Visit Coordinator training to safeguard children during school visits.
The school follows the Leicestershire and Rutland’s Local Children’s Safeguarding Board procedures when safeguarding concerns are raised.
Parents are asked for permission to use their child’s photographs in school and for publicity purposes in the local media. For wider publication or publication by other agencies further consent will be required.
We ask parents to support this by ensuring that any photographs taken in school which include other children for example at school performances or sports day are for their own personal use only and not published on social media sites such as Facebook.