Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Miss Harrison (Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Bernard (Head of School)
Mr Daly (Deputy Headteacher)
Governor for Safeguarding:
Tudor Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment
To this end, we are committed to educating our children and parents about the potential risks they may be vulnerable to, such as extremism, domestic violence, sexting, cyber-bullying and safer use of the internet. All children learn about Keeping Safe through planned curriculum topics.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school, please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life, we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before performances or events and, where practical, a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.
Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school.
Parents and Carers are asked to give their consent for photographs of your child to be used for these purposes.
We support our pupils’ use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection. We provide our pupils with an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond. We believe that children should adhere to the certification given to games, DVDs etc. All of the games and DVDs used at school will be rated as U.
How safe is your child online?
Do you speak to your child about being safe online? What programs or websites they should be using? What information they should be filling out or revealing about themselves.
For the younger children Thinkuknow, is a brilliant website designed to inform children of the dangers in an age appropriate way. Hector the Protector is a dolphin who explains some of the dangers of giving out personal information on websites. There a number of short video cartoons that the children can watch, explaining about a variety of different dangers. Watch them together, then ask the children questions. There are activities to do on the site and also Lee and Kim for the older child.
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/ for younger children and
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ for the older child.
This link will explain how to setup parental controls offered by a number of internet service providers.
YouTube Kids links:
STAFF SAFEGUARDING TRAINING
All staff have received Child Protection and Safeguarding training, which included themes such as Keeping Safe in Education 2018, FGM, The Prevent Agenda and Peer on Peer Abuse. All new staff receive safeguarding training as part of their induction. All school staff are required to read Keeping Children Safe in Education. Our staff complete a quiz annually to demonstrate that they have read the document. We also regularly keep staff up-to-date with safeguarding matters using ‘what would you do?’ scenarios. The most recent whole- staff training took place on 3rd September 2018.
As part of Tudor Academy's commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. As part of our annual Safeguarding training, we ensure that members of our team are aware of governmental priorities.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As described in official documents published by Her Majesty’s Government, the Prevent Strategy:
- responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
If you are concerned that a member of staff, a Governor or potential Governor may have links to extremism or that child might be at risk of extremism, or if you have any other concern about extremism, please contact the Department for Education’s helpline on email@example.com or 020 7340 7264. Parents/carers can also find some more information on the Educate Against Hate website by the Department for Education.