Behaviour, Safeguarding and Safety
At St George’s CE Primary School we believe that children thrive best in a well-disciplined caring environment. In applying an Assertive Discipline approach to behaviour management throughout the school, children are given an opportunity to modify their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions. It is written for all members of the school community to allow each one to understand the policy of the school and to apply it consistently and fairly.
Designated Safeguarding Leader: Mrs Libby Rye, Headteacher
CPD Initial training completed December 2016, Online Safety (e-Safety) for Designated Safeguarding Leads 18th May 2017 and Safeguarding Conference 27th February 2018
Deputy Safeguarding Leader: Mrs Rachel Cunningham
Deputy Safeguarding Leader: Mrs K Baylis, Senior Teacher
Named Safeguarding Governor: Mrs Sandy Chapman (Chair of Worship, Safeguarding & Ethos Sub Committee)
The Role of the Governing Body in Safeguarding in School 11th October 2016
“Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It includes a wide range of issues relating to pupil’s welfare, health and safety.” (Briefing for Section 5 Inspectors on Safeguarding Children, Ofsted April 2015)
We are aware that child protection and safeguarding are fundamental to the welfare of all children in our care. Our Safeguarding Policy, therefore, should be read in conjunction with the wider safeguarding policies.
All policies are reviewed on an annual basis by the Governing Body which has responsibility for oversight of school safeguarding and child protection systems. The Designated Safeguarding Lead / Head Teacher will ensure regular reporting on safeguarding activity and systems in school to the Governing Body. The Governing Body will not receive details of individual pupil situations or identifying features of families as part of their oversight responsibility.
Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children from harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school. The elements of our policy are prevention, protection and support. Our policy applies to all Staff, Parents and Governors, volunteers, visitors and pupils.