Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Smith. Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Key Information > Safeguarding.
During these difficult times, school continue to have a duty of care to safeguard all pupils.
Where pupils are attending school, due to the need to socially distance, direct contact with parents and pupils has decreased significantly. Where pupils are accessing home learning, contact is limited to live sessions via Google Classroom. In order to support all pupils and their families, teaching staff will be undertaking regular phone contact with all families, whether pupils are attending school or accessing remote learning from home. The purpose of these calls is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the whole family. We feel these calls are important because life has changed so dramatically due to the lockdown restrictions in place currently. We don’t want any family to feel isolated and unsupported during what is a very challenging time for all.
For the most part phone calls will be weekly, however where a child has attended school regularly or has been seen on the Live Google Classroom sessions, contact will be once every 2 weeks unless there are additional concerns.
Where, despite repeated attempts, phone contact has been unsuccessful, staff may make the decision to undertake a doorstep visit at your home. Depending upon the outcome of the visit, further actions may need to be undertaken such as follow up by the police or Children’s Social Care.
Thank you for your understanding,
Assistant Head/Safeguarding Lead