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Our Commitment to Safeguarding


We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to. We maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. We also ensure children learn across the curriculum how to keep themselves and each other safe from relevant risks. We have active links with organisations, such as the NSPCC, who come in and lead assemblies and workshops with the children as well as promoting Childline 0800 1111. The quality of our approach was validated by OFSTED in June 2017 who reported that:


"The focus in keeping pupils safe is unquestionable across your school." (OFSTED June 2017)


This approach was further validated by SIAMs inspectors during their successful visit in January 2019:


"Pupils feel ‘safe’ and ‘happy’ and overwhelmingly say that relationships are positive. Staff and parents agree." (SIAMs Jan 2019)

Report any Safeguarding Concerns


Any Safeguarding concerns must be reported to our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), David Woolley. In his absence the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Catherine Olver.


Overview of Safeguarding Documentation and Training


The following overview is not exhaustive but gives an overview of the documentation and training given.

Prevent Duty


As part of our safeguarding arrangements, we have due regard to the Prevent duty for Schools. Within our strong provision for social, moral, spiritual and cultural development, including British values, we encourage children to respect others and contribute to wider society. In this safeguarding context we promote their welfare and prevent radicalisation and extremism. Here is our Prevent Duty Risk Assessment: