At our school, SAFEGUARDING is everyone's responsibility.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead teachers are:
Mrs Leanne Gaffiney - Headteacher/ DSL
Miss Amy Sharp - Office Manager/ DDSL
Mrs Caroline Williams - EYFS Lead/ DDSL
Mr Dan Wildman - Deputy Headteacher/ DDSL
If you have a safeguarding concern, please make an appointment to speak to either of our DSLs in school and this will be treated in the strictest confidence, you can contact us on the email addresses above, or alternatively call 01283 716151, or make an appointment in person.
Our Governors responsible for Safegaurding are:
Mr Matthew Booth (Vice Chair of Governors)
Mrs Joanna Foster (Co-opted Governor)
If you have a safeguarding concern or concern regarding a staff members code of conduct, please contact the Headteacher. If your concern is regarding the Headteacher, please contact the vice chair of Governors in the first instance on the email address provided above.
If you have a concern over a weekend or during a period of school closure, please see the contact details of safeguarding agencies below.
Key Contact information
SAFEGUARDING CONTACT DETAILS
Derby & Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership website - www.ddscp.org.uk
Starting Point - 01629 533190
Referral form: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/children-and-families/support-for-families/starting-point-referral-form/starting-point-contact-and-referral-service.aspx
First response - 0300 1313 126 / Out of Hours: 0345 604 2886 / Mobile: 07815 492 613
Please report internet content promoting terrorism, extremism or violence to the DSL and directly to Gov.uk using the link below - your report will be treated anonymously
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All school procedures should be read in conjunction with JT MAT policies which may be found at:
Every year we hold Anti Bullying week. This ties in with the National Anti Bullying week in November. We deliver themed assemblies, we have invited an Anti Bullying Ambassador, from The Princess Diana Trust to talk to all of the children, we design anti bullying posters and work together to discuss what bullying is and how to deal with it if it ever happens to you. Every class rewrites their whole class anti bulling charter. These can be seen on the class pages.
We also learn about keeping safe online. We hold a parents workshop to raise awareness of the issues online too. The NSPCC deliver keeping safe workshops every other year and offer a workshop for parents. We celebrate online safety day in February every year and anti bullying week in November. We also deliver much of these important messages through the curriculum.
Each year the children answer either individual or class questionnaires and this helps us keep informed about the children's views.
We are proud to announce that in April 2017 we were awarded the Derbyshire STOP Anti-Bullying Award and in January 2020 we were awarded the Inclusion Quality mark, with a recommendation to continue to be a centre of excellence in this area!
Children and their families may experience a range of needs at different times in their lives. All children and young people require access to high quality universal services but some also benefit from targeted support to address additional needs which relate to education, health, social welfare, or other issues. It is important to us to provide a high quality early help offer. Our main aim is that outcomes for children and their families will be improved by ensuring that all children are able to be healthy, safe, valued and achieve their full potential.
We work with the Early Help team based at Pingle School to provide our early help. Our offer meets local need through integrated and streamlined working practices and delivers cost effective, sustainable services.
For more information, please click on the links below.
Moving To Another School.
If you are considering changing school, it is important to inform the Headteacher as we have a duty to inform the Authority of any child that we believe has left our school and has not provided forwarding information on their destination and education provision. If we are unable to establish your child's new school, we would have to refer them as a missing child to the Education Welfare Services. As a result, your child's name may be kept on a missing register and efforts will be made to trace them.
It is also important to know about a new school so that we can send on your child's records. If you are concerned that the details of your destination should not be shared with anyone but the Headteacher, please discuss this with her. She will be able to ensure that access to your new address details is restricted appropriately.