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 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. 

The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is below:

AFS Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023

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: