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

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Important Dates

Monday 26th February
Medical Detection Dogs visit
Friday 2nd March
Maya Workshop for Monet Class

A visit from Mexicolore who will lead us in an all day interactive Maya workshop.

Tuesday 20th March
Parents' Consultation
Thursday 22nd March
Parents' Consultation
Wednesday 28th March
Easter Service Whole School

Drop children at St Margaret's Church at 9am. Infants to be collected by parents/carers at 10am from Church to return to school. Juniors will walk back via the orchards, stopping for a snack. Infants are welcome to join the walk at parents'/carers' discretion. If weather is dreadful, we will use the school hall.

Thursday 29th March
End of Term 4
Monday 16th April
Start Term 5
Wednesday 25th April
Year 4 Monet Assembly

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OFSTED REPORT

Read our latest Ofsted report.

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