The school has carried out criminal record checks on all staff members and volunteers within our school. From June 2013 the school expects all new staff to complete a Disclosure and Barring service check and bring the relevant paperwork to the Headteacher or office as soon as possible. All contracts are conditional on a clear Disclosure and Barring check.
All staff and volunteers at the school are given an Induction briefing which outlines the school’s safeguarding, health and safety and radicalisation procedures. They are also asked to read and familiarise themselves with school policies. We ask that anyone working in the school turn mobile phones to silent and do not refer to them when working with children.
All staff at the school is up to date with current procedures for keeping children safe in education and everyone is committed to ensuring that this is a high priority for our school. In addition to this all of our staff have recently completed the Prevent training. They have learned how to identify people at risk of radicalisation and how to report any issues to the authorities. If you suspect a person is at risk of radicalisation or displays extremist views you can talk to Mrs Grimes or Mrs Clark about your concerns. They will help you decide what to do next.
Mrs Sturgeon and Mrs. Oates are the e-safety leads and have completed the Suffolk County Council e-safety training course. Our school website has links to sites that offer advice and information about on-line safety. We recommend that you visit these sites regularly for the most up to date advice.
If you would like support or advice on any safeguarding issues you can contact any of our staff or our safeguarding leads.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the headteacher, Mrs Clare Clark and the Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs. Annette Maguire and Mrs Nikki Swinstead, The safeguarding governor is Mr Terry Jennings.