Holyport CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
The school will not tolerate any discriminatory, rude, aggressive or threatening behaviour to any staff, pupils or any member of our wider community.
Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS or List 99 checked for their suitability to work with children and young people, depending on if they are in regulated or unregulated work with the children. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service, click here.
All staff at the school are provided with safeguarding training from RBWM/AfC when they join the school and at the start of every academic year. This is the followed up with annual generalist training by AfC's Safeguarding Team. This is above the every 2 years required, in order to be thorough in line with our ethos. The school's designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and also by additional CP training by AfC sessions cover roles and responsibilities of staff and the DSL, signs to look out for, signs of abuse (Physical, Emotional , Neglect and Sexual) and what to do in the event of a concern regarding a child or a staff member.
All in-year and additional safeguarding training is led by the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Staff also complete online training covering various modules around safeguarding.
The school ensures that all staff read and understand the DfE’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023)”; “Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 ” guidance, the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and related policies such as Whistleblowing, Health and Safety, Behaviour and the policies below.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and use Prevent4Schools Curriculum as part of our PSHE and Relationships Education.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Amanda Featherstone ( Headteacher). We also have 2 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Katie Healy (SENCO/PPG and DT) and Anna Prothero (Assistant Headteacher).
If you would like a paper copy of any of the information listed below, please contact the school office.
The nominated Child Protection and Safeguarding, Whistleblowing and E-safety Governor for our school is:
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via the school 01628 627743