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.
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.
The NSPCC has put together a guide for social media, apps and games that young people use. Click on the image below for more information.
We pride ourselves on the supportive, practical support we offer all parents. Close relationships between school and home are fostered effectively through our open door policy. Sometimes, we identify that children and families may need support over and above regular conversations. In these cases we can offer:
Personalised Support Plans - regular meetings between school and home with a structured approach of support
ELSA support - Our trained Emotional Literacy Support practitioner can work through programmes tailored to help your child with their feelings and behaviour
Private Counselling - we can refer children for a programme of professional counselling support
Referral to outside agencies: health visitors, osteopaths, speech and language therapists, Herefordshire Early Help team