Health and Safety
The health and safety of children in the school building, the grounds and online are of paramount importance and, to preserve these, there are certain regulations concerning routine. We also include aspects of health and safety training in our curriculum.
We have a duty to ensure that all children’s health and well being is safeguarded. We discuss with parents any concerns we have regarding their children as soon as they arise. However there may be very rare occasions when the school has to consult with other agencies before parents are contacted. Should this be necessary parents can be reassured that any concerns the school has about a child will then be fully discussed with their parents.
A full copy of the H&S policy is available at the school office.
EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
We ensure that our school reflects in a positive way the social, cultural and linguistic diversity of our society. All children have equal access to the curriculum regardless of gender, race or disability. The school is supported by various outside agencies, including the school medical service, education psychologists and the reading advisory service, to ensure that all children have the opportunity to experience success and to achieve the highest possible standard.
|Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Parent/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible, seek their consent to a referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the designated person for child protection was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.|