Safeguarding at Clutton Primary School

childlineRobust mechanisms are in place throughout school relating to Safeguarding. Child Protection procedures are followed carefully, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2019  and the Trust’s  Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.  Safeguarding Procedures specific to Clutton Primary School are detailed in our Local Safeguarding Procedures document.

Pupils have a good understanding about being and feeling safe and understand that they are able to talk to adults in school at any time when worried about any issues met.

It is our duty to ensure that all children in our care are and feel safe.

Winter Readiness

Our school nurses have issued advice on winter readiness.  

Children and staff in educational settings are particularly susceptible to the spread of infections, such as seasonal influenza (flu) and gut infections (such as norovirus) which increase over the winter months. Outbreaks often occur due to the close contact between children and staff. However, the impact can be reduced by following the advice provided and by adopting good infection control practices.

This year, (Reception to Year 6) children  have been offered the flu vaccine at school, via their local school aged immunisation provider. Children and staff in at-risk groups* of any age are also offered immunisation via their GP.

Please click on the VirginCare Poster below for more information

Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing in school.

In the event of your child needing to be off school, please follow the school's  Attendance Policy and communication protocol.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see your class teacher or contact the school.

NSPCC workshops

Buddy

In Term 2 2018, the NSPCC visited our school to talk to the us about being and feeling safe, everywhere we go.

The children took part in assemblies covering the NSPCC Speak out Stay Safe programme.  KS2 also took part in follow up workshops, exploring what is meant by Speak Out, Stay Safe. Please do have a look at the NSPCC  website and click on the links for more information.

All children met Buddy, a friendly, green speech bubble who believes that children should be able to speak out to someone if they're worried or unhappy.

In EYFS and KS1 the assembly explains:

  • that all children have the right to speak out and be heard, to be safe and to get help when they need it.
  • the different ways that children can be hurt in a simple, age appropriate way, so that children understand when something's not right.
  • how to think about grown-ups who may be good to talk to, both in school and out of school.
  • Children learn about Childline, and how they can get in contact if they're worried or need to talk.

In KS2 the children attended an assembly and took part in follow up workshops looking at:

  • some of the reasons why a child may feel sad, worried or anxious and need someone to talk to.
  • The NSPCC representative explains the different types of abuse in a simple, age appropriate way, so that children understand when something's not right.
  • Children think about trusted adults who they could talk to if they're worried, both in school and out of school.
  • Children learn about Childline, and how they can get in contact if they're worried or need to talk.

 

We also raised a wopping £296.98 for the NSPCC. Well done all!

School Nurse

Our school nurse services are offered by Virgin Care. 

Please visit their website for more information

If you are not sure what to do when a child is poorly, try looking at the HANDi app

Click on the link to the NHS HANDi app page

 

On Line Safety

Letter to Parents regarding eSafety and Purple Mash (Sept 2019)

KS2 ICT Acceptable Use Agreement

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

If you have any concerns about online safety, please talk to your class teacher, 

or make an appointment to see the Head Teacher. Contact

NSPCC net aware

 

The NSPCC online safety website has a ton of helpful advice on managing on line safety in your family.

T - Talk about staying safe online

E - Explore their online world together

A - Agree rules, what's ok and what's not

M - Manage your family's settings and controls 

 

 

Thanks to you, we’re one step closer to keeping children safer online. 


On 1 July 2019, we handed in our Wild West Web petition to Downing Street.

Almost 46,000 of you took action by signing our petition - calling for statutory regulation so that social networks have a legal duty of care to protect every child.

Earlier this year, the government published their White Paper, setting out how they plan to keep children safe online. This is set to be a significant step towards a safer internet.

 

 

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information about Safeguarding please refer to our Trust wide Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Find out more about our school’s Prevent Duty below.

Should you have Safeguarding concerns around Clutton Primary School pupils please contact us and speak to one of our designated safeguarding leads.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

Miss Elizabeth Ennew, Headteacher

Ms Christine Orange, Deputy Headteacher (Deputy DSL)

Mrs Kirstie McGough, Safeguarding Governor

Prevent Duty

Clutton Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of Clutton School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.

At Clutton Primary School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can read about what we do to promote British Values here.

Clutton Primary School is a safe place for children, where our responsibilities for safeguarding children are taken seriously.

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Please click on the links below for further useful information.

E-Safety Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

DfE Guidance on The Prevent Duty – June 2015

B&NES Local safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Procedures

DfE Guidance on Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools March 2016

NSPCClinkMSNSP Privacy Notice for Parents and Students

Childline

Parents Protect Website – For confidential information and advice

For a full list of School and Trust policies, please visit our School Policies page. 

If you have any questions regarding policies or safeguarding in school, please contact  the school office.