Somerlea Park Junior School

Somerlea Park

Junior School

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Somerlea Park Junior School 2016 - 2017

At Somerlea Park we take safeguarding our children seriously. We regularly talk to the children about how to keep safe during assembly time, Jigsaw sessions and through the visitors we have in school. We have a biannual visit from the NSPCC and the children love to meet Buddy. In addition to this we have Kudos groups visit school and lead assemblies and workshops about keeping children safe online. The children know they can talk to any adult in school and a recent in school survey (October 2016) showed that 100% of children had a trusted adult in school who they felt they could talk to.

Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Joyce.

Deputy safeguarding lead is Mrs Kirkman and Mrs Griffiths

Should Mrs Joyce, Mrs Kirkman or Mrs Griffiths be out of school we have a formal agreement with our feeder infant school, Somercotes Infants, that their safeguard lead can be contacted.

What happens if a child makes a disclosure?

 

If  a child makes a disclosure to a member of staff, we make sure we write the incident down using the exact words the child used; we make sure that we don't ask leading questions and we also make sure that the child knows we may have to tell someone else.

A Cause for Concern form is then completed and handed straight to our designated or deputy safeguarding lead. They then deal with incident appropriately.

Click here to see our Prevent policy

Click herer to see our Saefguarding Policy

 

Mrs Griffiths our Family Support Worker

 

We are very lucky at Somerlea Park to have a Family Support Worker. Mrs Griffiths liaises with our parents and with the Multi-Agency Team (MAT).  Mrs Griffiths works at Somerlea Park on Tuesdays and Thursday and can be contacted in the school office.

From January next year Mrs Griffiths will be running Positive Parenting Classes. If you're interested in taking part in these sessions contact Mrs Griffiths.

Positive Parenting Flyer

 

How do we help keep children safe online?

 

We have an online safety day each year. In addition to this we have regular inline safety talks during It lessons.

The links below are the letters we sent home during online safety week.

App and socail media Information

Age restrictions and Apps

E-Safety tips

 

NSPCC

 

The NSPCC bi-annually visit our school and bring along Buddy to show our children how to keep safe and who they can talk to if they need to.

Below is the link the NSPCC's website

www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Anti-Bullying

 

Each year we participate in Anti Bullying week. Each term we have assemblies discussing friendships and what to do if you fall out. The children at Somerlea Park have a clear understanding that bully is something that happens again and again and again over a period of time and isn't just falling out with a friend.

In our foyer, next to the office, we have a I need you to know box where children can post messages that they would like help with.

 

 

 

 

Staff, Parents and Governors

Children

Autumn

  • ·  Safeguarding training for all staff and governors 
  • Headteacher Partner to attend a safeguarding conference 
  • Headteachers to attend a primary safeguarding forum
  • SENCO to attend a preventing self-harm course
  • Governors to complete a British Values learning walk
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Policy to be updated by the governors and put on the school website for the parents and carers
  • Online safety to be mentioned in the school newsletter
  • Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's board to be mentioned in the school newsletter
  • All staff to complete online FGM awareness training
  • British Values to be part of the whole curriculum and displays to be put up in all classrooms
  • Children to take part in anti-bullying week
  • Children to have an online safety assembly as well as be taught online safety throughout the term
  • Safeguarding questionnaire for the children

Spring

  • Online safety training for all staff and governors
  • Online safety meeting for all parents
  • Headteachers to attend a primary safeguarding forum
  • All staff and governors to complete an e-learning module about the channel process (Prevent)
  • Online safety to be mentioned in the school newsletter
  • Prevent website with information and resources to be mentioned in the school newsletter
  • Years 3,4 and 5 road safety workshop
  • Internet safety day
  • Online safety pupil interviews
  • School council to create a 'safeguarding statement' 
  • Children to have an online safety assembly as well as to be taught online safety throughout the term
  • Safeguarding within the curriculum
  • Year 6 children to have a fire safety talk from the Derbyshire fire service

Summer

  • All staff to receive Safeguarding refresher training
  • Prevent and British Values meeting for parents and carers
  • PSHE lead to update the PSHE scheme linked with British Values and safeguarding 
  • Headteacher partner to attend WRAP training
  • Safeguarding meetings to be held with nursery and feeder secondary schools for transition 
  • Online safety to be mentioned in the school newsletter
  • Safeguarding to be mentioned in the school newsletter
  • NSPCC invited in to focus on the Childline programme for Years 5 and 6 children
  • Years 5 and 6 to have Bikeability
  • Safeguarding within the curriculum  Year 6 road safety talk about transition to secondary school
  • Governor safeguarding questionnaire for the children
  • Children to have an online safety assembly as well as to be taught online safety throughout the term
  • Safeguarding within the curriculum