All staff, including temporary staff and regular volunteers are subject to stringent background checks including clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure their suitability for working with children.
At St Michael's C of E First School, we recognise that the safety, welfare and care of children are of the utmost importance. We are therefore committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted into our care at all times. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available in the Policies Section.
All staff are responsible for the safety of children. In addition, we have members of staff who are trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). They are responsible for dealing with child protection concerns and ensuring that these are followed up as appropriate.
Lead DSL: Mrs Mills - Bown (Senior Teacher)
Deputy DSLs: Miss Donovan (Headteacher)
Deputy DSLs: Mrs Watters (SEN Lead)
Safeguarding Link Governor: Father Simon Robinson
You can contact any of the above team by phoning 01643 702759 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At St Michael's C of E First School, we ensure that:
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff of the school will often, by virtue of their day to day contact and knowledge of the children, be well placed to identify such abuse and offer support to children in need.
In order to protect our children, we aim to:
At St Michael's C of E First School, we place high value on pastoral care and our Values. We will support all children by: