Safeguarding

School Security

The safety of the children in our care is of paramount importance. There is a full security fence at the front of the building and a door entry system on the main front entrance. The two side gates and classroom doors will be open from 8.50am and closed promptly at 9.00am.

If you wish to gain access to school during the day please enter by the main front door, which is controlled by an electronic push button connected to the school office. This is situated on the wall to the left of the door.

All visitors and parents should report to the school office on arrival and if staying on the school premises will be issued with an appropriate identification badge.

We would be grateful if enquiries appertaining to the school day can be made in the morning, either before or after you have dropped off your child, and all other enquiries  from 3.00 – 3.45pm.

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Child Protection

School staff, both teaching and non-teaching play an important part in recognising and taking appropriate action in cases of suspected child abuse, because of their day-to-day contact with pupils during term time.

All staff are required to report any concerns regarding child protection to the Headteacher, the designated Teacher for Child Protection, immediately. The Local Authority Child Protection Procedures require schools to consult the Social Care Team over any concerns they have.

Child abuse is a particularly sensitive issue and involves strong emotions and feelings for those involved, particularly parents.  However, whatever parents may feel about the situation, it needs to be appreciated that it is a requirement for school staff to report, in line with set procedures, any suspicion of child abuse.  If this is not done, a member of staff could be deemed to have acted improperly.

Parents may seek guidance and advice from the Social Care Team if necessary.

Our Child Protection policy is available in school.

Further Information: southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding/children