Safeguarding

Queen's Park C.E/U.R.C. Primary School

Safeguarding  Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mrs Michelle Leadbetter 

Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead

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Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Mrs Justine Kellett

Headteacher

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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Miss Amy Hughes

Deputy Headteacher 

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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Miss Jennie Bailey

Assistant Headteacher 

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Safeguarding Link Governor 

Mrs Georgie Trainer 

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Safeguarding Link Governor 

Mrs Lynn Glover 

 

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At Queen's Park CE/URC Primary School, the health, safety and welfare of our children is placed at the top of our priorities. We respect our pupils and want to provide them with a stimulating and safe environment that encourages them to flourish. 

In order to keep our children safe at school, we

  • ensure that all our staff – through their induction and on going training - have a clear understanding of their responsibilities towards our children’s safeguarding
  • make sure that we have a range of clear and up to date policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety and protection of our pupils in all aspects of school life
  • ensure that we teach our pupils how to keep themselves healthy and safe – in and out of school
  • ensure that we audit our safeguarding practices regularly so we remain vigilant

Behaviour

We have very clear expectations of our children’s behaviour and these are regularly discussed in class and whole school worship. Our children learn from an early age that bullying in any form is not tolerated at Queen's Park CE/URC Primary Schooland we expect our staff to act as exemplary role models.

Our Christian Values

Our safeguarding offer starts with our Christian values which we instil in our children from their first day at Queen's Park CE.URC Primary School. Christian Values such as Love, Forgiveness and Respect teaches our children to be respectful and responsible. We have an open, honest and relationship centred approach at school, wherein children are nurtured and taught that they are able to confide in any adult if they are worried about anything.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

As one of core principles of our Crown Curriculum, we take promoting and supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing as a vital part of our safeguarding offer. We have 2 Mental Health Leads and 4 Mental Health First Aiders n school who help to ensure that all members of the school community are well supported. See our Mental Health and Wellbeing page for more information.

Inclusion and Equality 

The school has a commitment to equality and accessibility for all and we believe that everyone at Queen's Park CE/URC Primary should be treated with care, dignity and respect. Our children are explicitly taught that any form of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, sexuality or disability is wrong. In RE, Worship and PHSE lessons, we explore different ideas, cultures, faiths and beliefs to broaden our pupil’s awareness of the world and we teach tolerance and mutual respect.

Teaching and Learning

Our Crown Curriculum is centred around 5 core principles. Each of the principles are intrinsically link to our Christian Vision of 'together, we believe,acheive and enjoy'. With this in mind, we deliver a range of learning opportunities within our curriculum to help keep children safe and healthy throughout their lives.

Our PE and PHSE lessons include education on financial awareness, healthy diet, the importance of exercise, road and pedestrian safety, stranger danger, how to deal with bullying and much more. Our PHSE Curriculum (which meets all of the statutory elements within the RSHE curriculum) includes a progressive, whole school approach for Relationship, Health and Sex education.

From EYFS, our children are taught about the importance of staying safe online. At Queen's Park, we have very clear online safety guidelines for both staff and children and everyone signs an Acceptable Use Agreement before they use a computer. As this is a constantly changing world, we try to provide children and parents with as much up to date information as we can about practical ways to stay safe on the internet and online safety teaching is incorporated regularly into both our Computing and PHSE offer.

Our Staff

As already mentioned, our staff are expected to act as role models at all times. All members of staff – teaching and non teaching alike – have been recruited following safer recruitment procedures. Their application forms are carefully scrutinised and any education or employment gaps are queried. References and all necessary DBS checks are undertaken as a matter of course and we keep an up to date single central record on our employees.

When a new member of staff (or Governor) joins our school they receive an induction and staff handbook which includes up to date information on safeguarding, child protection and our health and safety induction booklet. We also ensure that they have read part one of the Government's guidelines on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, which you can find out more about here.  Our safeguarding and child protection policy clearly sets out the school and our staff’s responsibilities towards ensuring that all children at Queen's Park are kept safe and protected from harm. All our staff and governors undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training.

First Aid and Medical Needs

In addition to safeguarding and child protection training, a number of our teachers and teaching assistants have first aid and paediatric first aid qualifications.

Volunteers and Visitors

We also make sure that any volunteer or visitor to school – which includes staff who may be running after school clubs – visits the School Office to sign in and read the school information sheets on Safeguarding and Health and Safety. Volunteers and visitors are not left unsupervised with children at any time unless they are regular volunteers who have completed a DBS check. As a parent, if you would like to know more about volunteering, please come into the School Office or email school.

Site Safety

Ensuring that the school site is safe and risk assessed is the responsibility of our School Business Manager. We have a comprehensive Health and Safety policy to ensure that our premises are safe for all. This includes undertaking risk assessments for all school activities and trips, as well as for aspects of the site.

 

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