This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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.
(The word “staff” is used to cover ALL staff on site, including ancillary supply and self-employed staff, contractors, volunteers and governors.)
The school community will therefore:
Work to establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to.
Ensure that all children know there is an adult in the school whom they can approach if they are worried or in difficulty.
Include across the curriculum, including PSHE, opportunities which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from harm and to know to whom they should turn for help.
The Senior Designated Officer is Catherine Higley (Headteacher 2015)
Avoiding careless parking
Parent drivers please help by;
- Parking in a space, this may not be near the school gate and may involve a walk
- Never in the staff car park
- Not parking across a neighbour’s drive as they cannot get out until you return
Crossing roads with care
Please help by teaching your child to;
- Wait, listen and look each way before crossing the road
- Cross in a safe area/ pavement and not between parked cars
- Wait until an oncoming car has passed and never run across when you can see a car coming
Reducing risks while crossing roads on visits
The school has decided that;
- All children walking between school and educational visits will each wear a high viz vest.
- All staff designated to stop the traffic while the children cross any roads will also wear high viz vests.
Many thanks to all you careful drivers out there!
Keeping safe when playing outside
- Never go off with a stranger
They may want to take you somewhere and pretend to show you a special thing they have.
- Never take things from a stranger
They may want to give you sweets so that you will like them.
- Never get into a car with a stranger
They may promise to bring you back so that you will go with them.
What is a stranger?
A stranger is someone you don’t know. Some strangers are good people but some are unkind and will hurt children. The problem is that sometimes we can’t tell the good strangers from the mean ones.
Tell a grown up where you are going to play and who you are playing with. If you are going to a park or to play in another street, always stay with friends and go home on time.
If a grown up or older child scares you or makes you feel uncomfortable, you should shout “STOP” at the stranger in your loudest and biggest voice. This will tell your friends that you need help.
Run home as fast as you can. If home is too far, run to a friend’s house or somewhere safe like the school or a shop. Tell a safe grownup what has happened and that you need their help.
If a stranger has frightened you, tell your parent where it happened, when and what happened. This will stop the stranger frightening you again or speaking to other children.
What to do if there is a fire
- Don’t tackle the fire yourself. Leave it to professionals.
- Keep calm, get everyone out quickly.
- Call 999 as soon as you can - always escape first!
- Remember as you escape, close each door behind you.
- Before you open a door, if it’s warm don’t open it as the fire is on the other side.
- Don’t waste time saving items or returning into the fire. Keep everyone safe.
- Where there is smoke, keep down low where the air is clearest.
Protect your home
Smoke alarms are inexpensive and easy to install. They are available from supermarkets and DIY stores. Fit your alarm on the ceiling and where you can hear it throughout your home or when asleep. Keep lighters and matches away from children and never leave candles unsupervised. Have an escape route in mind. Never stack things up in front of a door you may need to escape through in the middle of the night.
Fit an alarm, test your alarm regularly, plan an escape route!
Get out - stay out - call out 999