Safeguarding children is our highest priority.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Headteacher, Miss Karen Boardman and the deputy DSL is Miss Eileen Connolly. Mrs Lorraine Blows is our Children’s Champion, supporting children and families. If you have any concerns or would like more information about our safeguarding policies and practices, please do not hesitate to get in touch. All staff members and volunteers have relevant and up to date safeguarding training.
Children are encouraged to speak to any member of staff if they have any worries or concerns. To support them with this, children can request some time (Bubble Time) to have a private conversation with a member of staff by placing their named peg on a class bubble display.
Safeguarding is taught throughout the curriculum, especially through science, computing and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education). Children learn how to respect themselves and others, about relationships, how to be safe in everyday situations in and outside the home and how to be safe on the internet. Children are taught about acceptable and unacceptable behaviours from adults in age appropriate ways and what to do if they are worried or upset. To support this area of the curriculum we use the NSPCC resource ‘The Underwear Rule’ and visits every two years from the NSPCC to deliver some focus work with Year 5 and Year 6.
You can find out more about our procedures and practices to keep children safe in the policies below and in the Policies section of the website.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run jointly between all schools, academies and colleges in York and North Yorkshire. This new project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our premises the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Friday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.
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