Safeguarding our Children
Pupils are taught how to keep safe online. They have regular opportunities in class to review online safety. They watch e-safety video clips and know that the school computers have a special filter to keep pupils safe from inappropriate information.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The school’s record of staff and visitor checks is kept in order. The headteacher ensures that all staff receive relevant training to ensure that they are knowledgeable about the signs of abuse. All staff, including dining supervisors, know the policies and procedures to use if they have a concern about a child. Staff training is kept up to date.
The headteacher has developed effective procedures so that staff are able to report any concerns that they have swiftly, using colour-coded forms. Pupils’ records are well organised and clearly show the prompt actions taken by leaders.
The premises officer ensures that the school site is safe and secure at key points throughout the day. All staff and visitors have appropriate checks before entering the
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:
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.
|Safeguarding Link Governor||Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding||Deputy Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding|
|Ms Alison Gray||Mrs Lisa Turner-Rowe||Mrs Karen Eardley|
|Chair of Governing Body||Head Teacher||School Business Manager|
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.