Behaviour and Safeguarding
BEHAVIOUR AND SAFETY
The school is fully committed to the safeguarding of pupils. Mrs Carter, Mrs James , Mr Carter, Miss White, Mrs Binks, Mrs Hawkins, Mrs Ames are fully trained Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL). The school has a number of polices relating to different aspects of child protection and safeguarding. Some of these policies are available below. Should you require further information please contact the school office.
Child Protection Policy
Online Safety Policy
Health and Safety Policy
First Aid Policy
Intimate Care Policy
Sun Safety Policy
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
- This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request.
- We provide opportunities for young people to express their views and feelings which is supported through the school’s use of the complaints procedure, The School Council, as well as accessibility of all staff including, senior managers, and Child Line information and guidance that is readily available throughout the school.
- St Martin's Church of England Primary School provides training to staff in relation to safeguarding and protection of young people that will be provided at the intervals laid out in national regulation and guidance.
- St Martin's Church of England Primary School has recruitment procedures that support the safeguarding of young people, as laid out in the school’s recruitment policy and DBS Clearance procedure and national guidance.
- Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Child Protection Co-ordinators include Liz Carter (Headteacher), Jez Carter and Sue James (Heads of School) Nicky Binks ( Assistant Head), Jess Hawkins (Assistant Head) Laura Ames (SENCO) and Paula White (Family Liaison Officer). The school governor responsible for Child Protection is Mrs L Timmins.
The most frequently used and highly effective reward for good behaviour will be praise from members of staff and other children. Children are rewarded for a variety of achievements including good work, greater effort, or being helpful, and can earn raffle tickets for the merit cup, or have their name added to the merit book.
Bullying, both verbal and non-verbal, is not tolerated in St Martin's School. Pupils and staff at the school have the right to feel welcome, safe and happy, and it is seen as the responsibility of all to prevent bullying. The school actively supports Anti-Bullying Week.
If a child does something unacceptable, or persistently misbehaves, they will be helped to make up for their actions. This will usually involve a loss of play times and may result in a telephone call or letter to parents/carers.
A number of school staff are trained in first aid who will administer basic first aid as required.