How we keep you safe at school

 

Here at Wentworth C of E Junior & Infant School we believe that your safety and welfare is very important.

It is our special job to keep you safe whilst you are with us. This means we should notice if you are being treated badly, listen to you if you want to talk to us about a problem and sometimes ask other adults for help if we need to.

Children and young people are nearly always safe at home, at school and in the community, but sometimes things can happen to make them worried, upset or afraid.

WHAT WE DO TO KEEP YOU SAFE

  • We respect all pupils as individuals and we do not tolerate bullying.

  • We have a Worry Box in classrooms to help you tell us when something is wrong either at school or home.

  • There are photographs of staff on walls and doors around school of people who can help you.

  • We make sure you are safe in school by keeping a special eye on you and our lovely building.

  • All your teachers and adults in school are checked out to make sure they are friendly, helpful and caring to make you feel safe.

  • We make sure you are safe on school trips by having lots of adults with you and visiting before you go to make sure it is a safe place for you.

    TEN TIPS FOR DEALING WITH ANGER AND STAYING CALM

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    Everyone gets angry sometimes and needs to do something to calm down. Here are some ideas you can try.

  • Count to ten

  • Take a deep breath

    • Move away from whatever/whoever is making you angry

    • Distract yourself – do something else to take your mind off the problem

    • Punch a pillow (don’t punch anything else!)

    • Put your hands in your pockets to stop yourself getting physical

    • Try to understand the other person’s point of view – even if you don’t agree with it

    • Make a phone call or go and talk to somebody else

    • Think about the consequences of not staying in control

    • Think how good it feels to be in control of yourself!

    • HERE ARE SOME OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP
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      Childline 0800 1111

      NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000

      www.There4me.com

      www.beatbullying.org

      www.childline.org.uk

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads

View Safeguarding Guide for Parents

The latest Government guidance on Safeguarding can be found here.

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Keeping Children Safe in Education

SCHOOL SAFE WORKING POLICY

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers are subject to stringent background checks including clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability for working with children.

Our Aims

Whilst the prime focus of Wentworth C of E School is to secure the best educational provision for the child, the school believes that the safety, welfare and care of children is paramount. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times.

We ensure that arrangements are in place for:

• all reasonable measures to be taken to minimise the risks of harm to children’s welfare
• all appropriate actions to be taken to address concerns about the welfare of a child, or children, working to agreed local policies and procedures in full partnership with other local agencies
• all persons working at this school to be made aware of this policy

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff of the school will often, by virtue of their day to day contact and knowledge of the children, be well placed to identify such abuse and offer support to children in need.

In order to protect our children, we aim to:

• Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
• Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
• Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
• Monitor and support children at risk
• Use the curriculum to raise children’s awareness, build confidence and skills
• Work closely with parent/carers and support external agencies
• Ensure that all adults within our school/service who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability

Wentworth C of E School will support all children by:

• Encouraging self-esteem and appropriate self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
• Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
• Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of children
• Notifying Social Care Services via the approved mechanisms as soon as there is a significant concern.
• Providing continuing support to a child about whom there have been concerns who leaves the school by ensuring that appropriate information is forwarded under confidential cover to the child’s new school.