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Alma Primary School

Alma Primary School

Safeguarding

At Alma the health and safety of our children is of paramount importance.  

The Governing Body and staff fully understand the contribution the school makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all our children is important and that all members of the school community have a full and active role to play in keeping children safe.  

At Alma there are six trained Designated Safeguarding Officers who carryout training and audit safeguarding procedures in place.  All staff at Alma Primary School are provided with regular training and ongoing updates on safeguarding issues through the year. As a result, all members of staff are vigilant and report any concerns immediately. Well-organised systems, efficient communications and meticulous record keeping mean that concerns are followed up promptly and outside agencies are contacted when needed.

The staff at Alma work closely with parents and external agencies to make sure that pupils are safe and that their welfare is assured. 

 

The curriculum helps pupils to understand how to keep themselves safe in different situations. Recently, pupils in Reception, Year 2 and Year 5 had ‘fire talks’ and were taught how to stay safe. At Alma, there is a strong emphasis on teaching all the pupils, including Early Years, on how to stay safe when using the internet.   Members of staff provide parents with guidance on how they can help their children avoid danger, this takes place during Curriculum Meetings, Café workshops and assemblies. This academic year, Alma has run Café workshops for parents to help them understand the dangers that their children may face when online.  All pupils took part in ‘Safer Internet Day’, here they were taught how to understand risk and stay safe, especially when online.

 

Alma’s Behaviour and Safeguarding policies are used to ensure that pupils are safeguarded at school.  In a recent audit, Alma was congratulated on their high standards of health and safety by the British Safety Council.

 

Place2Be

Pupils feel safe in school and know who to talk to if they have any concerns. They are confident that they will be listened to sensitively. Pupils, staff and parents have access to Place2Be, the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional well-being of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.     Alma’s Place2Be School Project Manager is Paloma Elliott, who works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. You can contact her by telephone on those days, via the School Office, or face-to-face at the start or end of the school day. 

 

How Place2Be helps pupils 

Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. They can book to see the School Project Manager during their lunch time and attend on their own or with friends.   Place2Be also works with children individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff.   

There are dedicated Place2Be rooms inside the school where pupils can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. This helps them to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning. 

Other support from Place2Be 

Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff.   

 

 

Click on the links below to read the latest information on how to keep children safe in education, on line and at home.

Keeping Children Safe In Education 

Enfield Safeguarding Children Board 

CEOP Advice for Parents

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POLICIES &  PROCEDURES

  1. EYFS Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
  2. EYFS Intimate Care
  3. EYFS Safe Care & Practice
  4. EYFS Whistle Blowing
  5. EYFS Camera Mobile Phone and Recording Device Use
  6. Safeguarding Policy September 2017 - DRAFT