Working Together to Keep Your Children Safe
Ensuring that your child feels safe and secure at school is a key priority. All staff, both teaching and nonteaching, receive regular training to make sure they have an up-to-date knowledge of current safeguarding best practice in schools. This includes studying and learning from ‘serious case reviews’. Training is provided by Clennell Solutions www.clennelleducationsolutions.co.uk and by the Safeguarding Leader (Headteacher – Rebecca Turner). Members of the Governing Body, the Head Teacher, Office Manager and members of the Senior Leadership Team also receive regular ‘safer recruitment’ training to ensure the selection process to recruit new member of staff includes important safeguarding checks.
Through our curriculum we teach our children how to stay safe, keep healthy, be aware of current issues and influences and be prepared to be responsible digital citizens when working online.
If you ever have a concern about child safety or safety on the school site, please bring it to the immediate attention of a member of staff, so that it can be responded to as soon as possible.
If it is out of school hours and you are unable to contact a member of staff about a young person, you can report any concerns directly to Newcastle City Council’s Children’s Services on 0191 277 2500 or via the link here: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/care-and-support/children/keeping-children-safe/report-concern-about-child-or-young-person
Designated Safeguarding Leaders
Within school our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
- Rebecca Turner – Headteacher
Or additional Safeguarding Leads are:
- Kimberley Mullick – Deputy Headteacher
- Nicola McNally – Early Years Leader
- Kathryn Howard – Key Stage 1 Leader
- Sarah Graham – Key Stage 2 Leader
- Angel Ward – SEND Leader
Newcastle City Council have many services to support the Safeguarding of children. You can find more information here: Homepage – Newcastle Safeguarding
The NPSCC provides support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child, you can access information here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/ They are available any time on: 0808 800 5000
We have more information for safeguarding children and families via these links