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Child Protection

At Whitchurch CofE Primary School the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. Our child protection policy outlines our guidance.

Child Protection Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Child Protection Safeguarding Addendum (reviewed September 2021)

Peer on Peer Abuse Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Risk Assessment for HSB Peer on Peer Abuse

Low Level Concern Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Many of you may know that the Government has put into place something called the ‘Prevent’ strategy. Schools, including primary schools, are required to include this as part of their safeguarding procedures and so I am including a link to a pamphlet for parents for you to see. In practice, for us, this means challenging prejudice and racist comments, promoting British values and exploring other cultures and religions to promote diversity.

Prevent Information for Parents

Equality

Equality Information and Objectives Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Accessibility Plan (reviewed September 2021)

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Food and Healthy Eating in Early Years Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Rest and Sleep in Nursery Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Behaviour

At Whitchurch behaviour is outstanding. Children play and work well with each other and enjoy school life. Mutual respect is evident between staff and children and the whole school has a lovely family atmosphere. At our school we have 3 simple rules that we follow based on the UN Rights of the Child:

  • We have the right to learn

  • We have the right to have friends

  • We have the right to be happy and safe

These are supported by our Behaviour and Anti bullying policies, both available on request from the school office or by clicking the links below. There have been no exclusions in the last 5 years and no racist or homophobic incidents.

Where children don’t get along we have simple systems in place.  There is a 'Trust Box' in the library for children to use. Children talk to staff about any problems they are having and we talk to parents where children have fallen out or bullying has occurred. If we see any problems or find out about any, we intervene. We use our rules and Learning Council agreed sanctions in talking to children about making good choices, putting bad choices right and then moving on.

Behaviour policy (reviewed September 2021)

Anti-Bullying Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Charges, Voluntary Contributions and Remissions Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Complaints

Complaints Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Staff Code of Conduct Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Other Policies

Absence Reporting Procedure

Administering Medicines Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Attendance Policy (reviewed September 2021)

Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School Policy (updated September 2021)

Computing and Internet Acceptable Use Policy (updated September 2021)

Designated Teacher for LAC Policy (updated September 2021)

ECT Induction Policy (updated September 2021)

Exclusions Policy (updated September 2021)

First Aid Policy (updated September 2021)

Forest School Policy (updated September 2021)

Data Protection Policy (updated September 2021)

Health and Safety Policy (updated September 2021)

Home Learning Policy (updated September 2021)

Staff and Volunteer Induction Policy (updated September 2021)

Infection Control and Sickness Policy (updated September 2021)

Internet Safety Policy (updated September 2021)

Intimate Care Policy (updated September 2021)

Reading Policy (updated September 2021)

Physical, Social, Health, Education and Relationships, Sex Education Policy (updated September 2021)

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy (updated September 2021)

Staff Code of Conduct Policy (updated September 2021)

Supporting Pupils with Long Term Medical Needs Policy (updated September 2021)

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy (updated September 2021)

Whistleblowing Policy (updated September 2021)

Zoom Protocol (updated September 2021)

Online Safety

Feel free to browse the links below for information on ensuring children are staying safe online.

Online Safety 5 P's for Parents

 Parent/Carer Online Safety Checklist

 SMART Rules for Online Safety

Guide to Online Safety (West Mercia Police)

Childnet Advice on Key Online Safety Topics

 Childnet Online Resources for Parents

 Lets Talk About Life Online Conversation Starters

 Childnet Parent/Carer Toolkit