At Worple Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen.
Our policies cover all areas of school life and include:
We are all responsible for ensuring that each child remains safe, however the Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Head Teacher, Mrs O'Connor, and Mrs Millward/Mr Redman are the Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
We follow strict procedures to ensure that everyone who works with our children is vetted, keeping our children as safe as possible. Ongoing checks and 'whistle-blowing' are in line with current policy.
Staff are trained in child protection issues and they are aware of the procedures to follow. Staff are encouraged to be vigilant in order to maintain the safety of our children. All Staff & Volunteers are given our handbook 'Guidance for Staff & Volunteers' and are directed to the documents: 'Keeping Children Safe in Education - DfE September 2016, What to do if you're worried a child is being abused - DfE March 2015'.
All staff have an up-to-date understanding of all safeguarding children issues and are able to implement the safeguarding children policy and procedure appropriately. Policies are in line with current guidance and procedures. Staff are able to respond appropriately to any:
All staff are aware of the need to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
We have an obligation to obtain necessary information from parents in advance of a child being admitted to school, including:
PARENTS & CARERS MUST TELL US OF ANY CHANGES TO THESE DETAILS.
We take confidentiality very seriously. Any information which we hold is treated as confidential and shared on a 'need-to-know' basis.
We are fortunate to be supported by a range of external agencies which can be called upon to support the work we do in school. These include School Nurse, Health Practitioners, Educational Psychology, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Behaviour Support, Social Services and Specialists in supporting Special Educational Needs.
Further to the above procedures, we have in place a concerns and complaints policy. This enables children, staff and carers to report anything they feel is of concern. Concerns should be raised in the following order.
In order to ensure that best practice is maintained, our policies are reviewed at least yearly, and when new statutory guidance emerges. If you would like more information on safeguarding, all our policies are available in school.
We strive and collaborate in order to succeed and improve
...for our commitment to competition, school sport and PE...
...for children to develop good speech, language and communication skills.
"...to improve standards, raise achievement and enrich children's educational experiences."
A high level of participation and engagement in active travel across the whole school community.
Thanks to the Big Lottery Fund for their support in creating Worple’s new outdoor play equipment!
Thanks to the Rugby Football Union World Cup Legacy fund for their support in creating Worple’s new outdoor play equipment!