Safeguarding

Safeguarding


Our Safeguarding Statement: "Horsmonden Primary School and all the personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children."
 
 

At Horsmonden Primary School we recognise the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.

We will endeavour to support the welfare and safety of all pupils through:

  • Maintaining children’s welfare as our paramount concern.
  • Ensuring the content of the curriculum includes social and emotional aspects of learning.
  • Ensuring that child protection is included in the curriculum to help children stay safe, recognise when they don’t feel safe and identify who they might / can talk to.
  • Providing suitable support and guidance so that students have a range of appropriate adults to approach if they are in difficulties.
  • Promoting a positive, supportive, neutral and secure environment where pupils can develop a sense of being valued and heard in their own right.
  • Ensuring all steps are taken to maintain site security and student’s physical safety.
  • Working with parents to build an understanding of the school’s responsibility to ensure the welfare of all children including the need for referral to other agencies in some situations.
  • Ensuring all staff are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and are aware of the school’s procedures and lines of communication.
  • Monitoring children and young people who have been identified as having welfare or protection concerns;  keeping confidential records which are stored securely and shared appropriately with other professionals.
  • Developing effective and supportive liaison with other agencies.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. Schools and colleges form part of the wider safeguarding system for children.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Horsmonden Primary School is Mrs Sharp - currently on Maternity Leave (Deputy Headteacher), and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Thomas (Headteacher). Mrs Kate Hart Dyke is third in line. The Safeguarding Governor is Wendy Solesbury.

For more information please see our Safeguarding Policy and E-safety Policy.

Other information about the social networking sites children have access to can be found here.

Advice for parents / carers from the NSPCC can be found here.

Further advice for protecting children online is here

Latest News

Village Litter Pick March 17th 2018

  We hosted the Village Litter Pick this year. Thank you parent Darren White for driving the initiative. About 40 children of all ages joined in.   More >

Van Gogh Year 2 visit St Margaret's Church

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World Book Day 1 March 2018

We stayed open, despite the snow and ice, because we knew how excited the children were about World Book Day. We were glad we did as 55% of children braved the weather and most came in costume. We … More >

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Important Dates

Wednesday 25th April
Year 4 Monet Assembly
Tuesday 1st May
Dance around the Maypole

8.30am start - all Year 4 will be dancing. 

Thursday 17th May
Monet visit Tunbridge Wells Museum
Wednesday 23rd May
Kandinsky Year 1 Assembly
Thursday 24th May
End of Term 5
Tuesday 5th June
Start Term 6
Monday 25th June
Junior Sports Day
Thursday 12th July
Infant Sports Day
Tuesday 24th July
End of Term 6

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OFSTED REPORT

Read our latest Ofsted report.

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