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 Hayley Sharp (Associate Headteacher) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Elizabeth Dunn (Assistant 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

Tuesday 19th March
Parents Consultation Evening
Thursday 21 March
Parents' Consultation Evening
Wednesday 27th March
Year 1 Class Assembly
Thursday 4th April
Easter Service 9am and FOHPS Easter Egg hunt
Monday 6th May
Bank Holiday Monday
Saturday 8th June
School Fete
Wednesday 19th June
KS1 Sports Afternoon
Thursday 18th July
Year 6 Production 1 30pm and 6pm
Friday 19th July
Year 6 Assembly
Friday 19th July
End of Term
Monday 22nd July
Staff Inset Day
Tuesday 23rd July
Staff Inset Day

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OFSTED REPORT

Read our latest Ofsted report.

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