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Safeguarding, Child Protection & Online Safety

The Governors and staff at All Saints' take seriously their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. It is extremely important that we keep our children safe and secure at all times. In order to do this we have a variety of systems in place including:

  • A secure entry system with intercom
  • On-site parking is restricted to school staff only
  • Members of staff are on duty in the playground before and after school
  • A member of staff stands at the bottom gate after school
  • Adults authorised to visit the school must sign in and out and wear visitor’s badges
  • Adults working regularly with children will be subject to a Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check
  • Adults who occasionally help at school will never be left with children by themselves
  • Supply teachers and other adults working with children must read and agree to the Visitors Code of Conduct on entry to the school
  • Extra- curricular clubs must provide the school with qualification certification and CRB/DBS
  • All staff and governors receive safeguarding training at least every three years
  • Staff, governors and parents must sign an Acceptable Use Agreement
  • Children are taught about the school’s Acceptable Use Agreement
  • Mr Taylor, Headteacher, and Mrs Conley, Deputy Headteacher, are Designated Safeguarding Officers
  • Mrs Bonuglia and Mr Boal, Learning Mentors, are members of the Safeguarding Team
  • Mrs Turner is the Designated Safeguarding Governor
  • Mrs Mayer is the school’s Computing Teacher and delivers Online Safety sessions

 

Before School Routine

The school playground gate is opened at 8.30am in the morning to allow children and parents into the playground before the school day starts. A member of staff stands at the gate every morning to welcome pupils and monitor entry to the playground. Parents can drop their children off at the gate or accompany them into the playground as they wish. At 9.00am the playground gate will be locked. All parents need to have left the site before this point. Late children, parents and visitors must then enter the school via the main secure entrance.

 

After School Routine

The school playground gate is opened at 3.25pm to allow adults to collect their children. It will be locked once the playground is clear. Children are handed over to parents and carers by a member of staff. Any children who are not collected will wait in the lobby and be supervised by a member of staff. The School Office will be notified and will contact the child’s parent or carer. Please enter through the main secure entrance to collect your child once the playground gate is locked. After-school clubs take place every night and the school site must be safe and secure. Parents collecting their children after a club are asked to return to school at the appropriate time and collect their child from the main entrance where their child will be dismissed by the adult running the activity.

 

A number of policy documents are in place to support the school’s efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment at all times. Please click on the links below to access the documents.

 

 

 

At All Saints' we are determined to keep children safe in and out of school. We educate our pupils to make informed decisions in their lives. Sometimes parents/carers need further help, support and guidance. The 'Educate Against Hate' website, published by the Department for Education, provides expertise to challenge radical views and keep children and young people safe. It contains information for parents/carers and teachers. Click here for a link to the site or click on the logo above.