Working together to keep your children safe
Ensuring that your child feels safe and secure at school is a key priority. All staff, both teaching and non-teaching, receive regular training to make sure they have an up to date knowledge of current safeguarding best practice in schools. This includes studying and learning from ‘serious case reviews’, as well as bespoke ‘bitesize’ videos. Training is provided by South Tyneside Safeguarding Board, Clennell Education Services (CES) and by designated persons (Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher). Members of the Local Governing Board, the Head Teacher and Office Manager also receive regular ‘safer recruitment’ training to ensure the selection process to recruit new members of staff includes important safeguarding checks.
This link takes you to the DfE documents Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE)
St Joseph’s are an accredited ‘Kidsafe’ school and all pupils receive regular lessons from our trained ‘Kidsafe’ staff (Mrs Toward and Mrs Arthur). If you would like to find more information on ‘Kidsafe’, visit their site https://www.kidsafeuk.co.uk/
E-Safety plays an important role in our curriculum in helping pupils learn how to keep themselves safe, in a rapidly changing world that is heavily reliant on the internet and the use of information technology. To access a useful guide about e-safety, safe use of search engines and parental controls produced by school and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), please follow the links below:
If you ever have a concern about child safety or safety on the school site, please bring it to the immediate attention of a member of staff, so it can be responded to as soon as possible.
As a school, we take the safeguarding of our pupils extremely seriously. In fact, the safety of our pupils is our most important job. Our Safeguarding Policy (available on our website) explains to
parents how we safeguard your child. However, the policy is not really accessible to children. We have therefore created our Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy. This leaflet explains in
children’s language what we do to keep them safe, and what they can do if they feel unsafe. We obviously offer many opportunities for our pupils to understand what safeguarding is through
Kidsafe lessons, PSHE and the involvement of outdoor provision, but this leaflet gives you an opportunity to discuss it with your child.
We hope you and your child find it useful. Please share your thoughts about the leaflet via email@example.com
We have a Behaviour policy that is reviewed on a regular basis (each term) and is available in our policies section.
We have also created a child friendly version for parents to read through with their family. Again, we hope that both you and your child find it useful.