Aspire, Believe - Together Achieve

"Pupils thrive on the positive, aspirational approach"
Ofsted 2017

"As confident young learners, pupils are ambitious for themselves and supportive of each other." Ofsted 2017

"Worship is invitational allowing pupils of no religious affiliation to contribute with integrity."  SIAMS 2019

"Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to be curious." Ofsted 2017

"The school has achieved an award for extending pupils’ understanding of world religions." SIAMS 2019

"Your team are instilling a passion for learning that pupils find infectious." Ofsted 2017

Safeguarding

Keeping children safe –

At St Barnabas C of E primary School we recognise that all of our children have the right to protection – regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.

We have several members of staff who have undertaken specialist training and take on the roles of Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead (i.e. to deal with safeguarding and child protection concerns). Whole school training is given to all staff annually. This may be the statutory training or training around current initiatives in safeguarding and all new staff have induction training in safeguarding.

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Tracy Serle – Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Sally Cornelius – Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Jane Allinson

On rare occasions our concerns about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The law requires that schools report any obvious signs or suspected cases of child abuse – which include non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. The procedures are intended to protect children at risk and all schools nationally are expected to take the attitude that where there are grounds for concern it is better to be safe than sorry. This does mean that the school staff risks upsetting some parents/carers by reporting a case which, on investigation, proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents and carers would accept that the staff acted in what were believed to be the best interests of the child.

A copy of our school safeguarding policy and all related policies can be found here.

Useful links:

www.childline.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding

NSPCC FGM Helpline 0800 028 3550

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

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