Keeping our children and staff safe is a key priority.
Our school is a secure site; parents and carers are only admitted with the youngest children at the beginning of the school day until they are confident to enter school independently. Other visitors to school enter the main reception, before being cleared by administrative staff to enter the school premises.
Staff have very regular updates on all aspects of safeguarding.
There is an ethos of 'It could happen here.' Staff are knowledgeable and vigilant in looking for signs of concern due to abuse in any form.
All children have opportunity to talk about how they are feeling. At key stage one, regular 'circle times' offer the opportunity to say how they are feeling. At key stage two this takes the form of private notes to the teacher every week. In this way, teachers are able to notice any changes in demeanour and put support in place for children and/or report concerns very quickly.
All safeguarding concerns are addressed at the earliest opportunity by the Headteacher as Designated Safeguarding Lead, or Mrs Knapper as the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Additionally, several staff are trained in managing the health care needs of pupils with Health care Plans.