Its ‘Children First’ at Heathfield Primary and Nursery School and we embrace our role in promoting the welfare of children in our care.
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:
Miss Dickens – Head of School – Kersall Drive Campus
Mr Hicks – Head of School – Scotland Road Campus
Mrs Dyer – Safeguarding Officer
Ms Papp – Learning Mentor – Scotland Road Campus
Mrs Baker – Learning Mentor – Kersall Drive Campus
Miss Parmiter – Learning Mentor – Kersall Drive Campus
Mr Padley – Assistant Head – Scotland Road
Mr Battison – Assistant Head – Kersall Drive
Each half term 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, Mr Hicks and Miss Papp (Governor role) hold relevant ‘Safer Recruitment’ accreditation.
Link Governors – Pete Cumberland and Clair Taylor are the link governors for Safeguarding and meet regularly with the DSL regarding compliance and updates. They also use this as an opportunity to gather staff and pupil voice.
Our School Council approved our child-friendly version of the Safeguarding Policy – Keeping Heathfield Safe