Safeguarding

At Christleton Primary School, we take the safeguarding of our pupils very seriously. We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

We have key policies to help keep our pupils safe when in school and we welcome parents to read these documents. The aim of these policies is to ensure that our school has effective measures in place to safeguard from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and wellbeing of the children are of the highest priority in all aspects of our school’s work.

Our policies are applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by pupils whilst they are the responsibility of the School.

We will ensure that all staff read at least Part one of DfE guidance "Keeping children safe in education" and that mechanisms are in place to assist staff to understand and discharge their role and responsibilities as set out in this document.

Each term, the Headteacher meets with the Safeguarding Link Governor and the Health and Safety Link Governor to monitor that everything is in place to ensure the safety of our whole school community.

Useful Links


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Behaviour & Anti-bullying

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A Parent's Guide, Common Childhood Illnesses and Well-being, Children Aged 0-4 yearsDownload
Anti-Bullying Policy, Christleton Primary School.Download
Behaviour and Discipline Policy, Christleton Primary SchoolDownload
Continuum Of NeedDownload
Open Encompass Letter For Parents / CarersDownload

Extremism & Radicalisation

Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or the favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.

The Governing Body will not tolerate extremism. We rely on our strong values to steer our work and ensure the pastoral care of our children protects them from exposure to negative influences.

Christleton Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. As a school, we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. In our school, children:

  • Are taught how to keep themselves safe, in school and when using the internet
  • Participate in local community events so that they appreciate and value their neighbours and friends who may not share their faith background
  • Develop in confidence and resilience through our planned curriculum and extra-curricular learning opportunities
  • Are supported in making good choices from a very young age so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on others

Our curriculum and school values promote respect, tolerance and diversity. Religious Education) and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision is embedded across the curriculum, and underpins the ethos of our school.

Although serious incidents involving radicalisation have not occurred at this school to date, it is important for us to be constantly vigilant and remain fully informed about the issues which affect the region in which we teach. Staff are reminded to suspend any professional disbelief that instances of radicalisation ‘could not happen here’ and to refer any concerns through the designated Child Protection / Safeguarding leads Mr Mitchell and Miss Williams.

Downloads

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PREVENT - Information for parentsDownload
Prevent Extremism and Radicalisation Policy, Christleton Primary SchoolDownload

Online Safety

View our Online safety page to read our guidelines on how to keep your child safe online.