Use of Mobile Phones & Social Media
An ever increasing concern is the use of mobile phones and social media regarding safeguarding. In the news we hear more and more about children being groomed, targeted and bullied through such means as Facebook, Snap Chat and Instagram. Children under the age of 13 are not supposed to have access to these sites. This is because such sites are unregulated and open to misuse. If we are concerned about your child's use of such sites we will contact you and may need to involve other agencies if there are serious safeguarding concerns. We hold annual parent training on keeping children safe online. Please also refer to NSPCC 'share aware', 'net aware' and 'net mums' for online support. Please help to keep your children safe!
Under safeguarding, all people who come into school, including staff, visitors, governors and parents are asked to turn off their mobile phone when in the presence of the children in school. Please support us in keeping children safe!
Access for all
All of our school is wheelchair accessible and we also offer disabled facilities. We believe that all children should be offered every opportunity to grow and develop and would always try to ensure equality of opportunity. We also have a detailed accessibility plan, in school, which will help us to continue to develop access for all.
Our first priority is of course your child's welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of it's pupils. However, there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Area Safeguarding Board and inform Social Care of the concern. If you want to know more about this procedure, please speak to the Headteacher, Miss Andrea Hughes who is the designated Child Protection Officer.
As a school we would define bullying as:
'Any incident or action that is deemed to be threatening or upsetting to the recipient, actions that are carried out purposefully and with malice. Most true incidents of bullying are not one off actions and often happen over a period of time.'
As part of our behaviour policy we have a clear and precise Anti- Bullying Policy. We deal with all issues of bullying seriously and always try to ensure it is dealt with efficiently and discreetly. We can only deal with incidents and issues that are reported to us so it is important that you encourage your child/ren to tell a grown up if they are worried/scared of anything or anyone.
What is bullying?
STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS!
- AWARE- don't let any incident pass. Tell a teacher.
- SHARE- if you have a problem tell an adult.
- CARE- Look out for each other
Break the silence!