St. Clement’s C of E Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, which can be viewed on the policies page within the parents section of our website.
All staff, including supply staff, regular visitors, students, tutors for after school clubs and volunteers are subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks. This is to ensure that unsuitable people are prevented from working with children. New staff are recruited following procedures outlined in “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education.‟ Jan 07. There is always someone who has completed the Safer Recruitment Training on every interview panel.
Safeguarding is a collective responsibility for the whole of the Governing Body. The Governors with named responsibility for Safeguarding are Mrs Sajda Butt and Mrs Keri Sheckler
“There can be no issue of greater importance to parents and carers, or to school, than the safety of their children; safeguarding remains high on Ofsted’s agenda and will continue to do so.” Ofsted (2011) Safeguarding Schools; best practice.
School staff wear identity badges signifying their position in school. Visitors are asked to wear their visitors badge in a prominent position at all times.
All parents are asked to give permission for appropriate photographs and short films of children to be made within their school life. Parents can refuse permission at any time.
ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL
During the working day the gates are locked and entrance is from the Butlin Street gate only. All visitors are requested to go to the office before attending to business.
Staff with particular responsibility for Safeguarding within school
Des Ricketts, Head Teacher, Designated Senior Person firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Nizamis, Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Designated Senior Person email@example.com
Danielle Akers, Pastoral Manager, Deputy Designated Senior Person firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone has a responsibility to make sure that children within St. Clement’s Church of England Academy are safe.
IF YOU SEE ANYTHING THAT CONCERNS YOU PLEASE DO NOT DECIDE TO DO NOTHING OR LEAVE THE SCHOOL WITHOUT TELLING SOMEONE