Safeguarding our Children

"The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils say that they feel safe and know who to ask for help if they need it. They have a good understanding of potential dangers – particularly from the internet, mobile phones and social media – and they know how to protect themselves." (Ofsted 2015)

 

Kimberley Primary and Nursery School fully recognises its responsibility to protect children and support pupils in its care.

 

The aim of our Safeguarding policy is to outline our safeguarding procedures and share how we promote our pupils' welfare, safety and health. 

 

You can download our whole school safeguarding policy and the guidance we follow when receiving visitors to the school, by clicking on the links below:

 

 

 

Our Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Policy Sept16.docx
Microsoft Word document [466.8 KB]
Guidance on Visitors to School
Guidance on Visitors FINAL May 2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [104.0 KB]

 

The pupils' welfare is of paramount importance and there are four main elements to our Safeguarding policy:

 

  • Prevention (e.g. positive school relationships);
  • Protection (by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to safeguarding concerns);
  • Support (to pupils and school staff);
  • Working with parents (to ensure appropriate communications and actions are undertaken).

 

In addition to the employed staff, all visitors and contractors are required to pass necessary checks before they come on to the site. The following named staff have particular responsibilities for safeguarding matters in school.

Designated Person Deputy Designated Person Safeguarding Link Governor
Mrs Lisa Turner-Rowe Mrs Karen Eardley Ms Alison Gray
Head Teacher School Business Manager Chair of Governing Body

 

 

As the safeguarding link governor, Alison carries out annual checks to ensure that all the necessary procedures are followed, mandatory training is undertaken, checks on staff and volunteers are carried out and records keeping is in place.  We also have two governors trained in safer recruitment who are included on interview panels.

 

We recognise the importance of teaching children to stay safe and one thing that we have decided to do is teach our children a dedicated unit of work on safeguarding matters. This happens in the summer term each year.

 

 

Further information about E-safety and cyber-bullying

We really like a video clip entitled 'Play Your Part For A Safer Internet'. Take a look by clicking here!

The 'Think U Know' website lets you find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. 

The UK Safer Internet Centre, is a website where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.