Safeguarding at Heathfield

Its ‘Children First’ at Heathfield Primary and Nursery School and we embrace our role in promoting the welfare of children in our care.

Arrangements for keeping pupils safe are highly effective. Leaders carefully consider particular safeguarding issues which are relevant to the school community. They plan actions which will minimise risk and provide training so that all staff know the signs to look for which may indicate concerns.

Ofsted Report December 2016

We have a large safeguarding team.   These are the members of staff who can be spoken to if anyone has a concern about one of our pupils or families.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

kd-miss-dickens  Miss Dickens – Head of School – Kersall Drive Campus

DSL Deputies:

sr-mr-hicks Mr Hicks – Head of School – Scotland Road Campus

 sr-mrs-robertsMrs Roberts – Assistant Head/SENCo

sr-miss-pappMs Papp – Learning Mentor – Scotland Road Campus

kd-mrs-baker Mrs Baker – Learning Mentor – Kersall Drive Campus (maternity leave)

Miss Parmiter – Learning Mentor – Kersall Drive Campus

Each month the Designated Safeguarding Team meet to discuss any active cases.  It is a shared professional discussion to ensure we, as a school, are contributing to the support in place for our families.  This may involve discussions with other professionals during our attendance at Social Care led meetings.

Mr Fullwood – Executive Headteacher – is also trained as a DSL and acts in a supervision role in our meetings for the DSL and deputies.  His experience is invaluable to advise and challenge all decision making; keeping children at the centre of our decisions and discussions.

Mr Fullwood, Miss Dickens and Miss Papp (Governor role)  hold relevant ‘Safer Recruitment’ accreditation.