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Heatherside Infant School

Heatherside Infant School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is fundamental to our culture at Heatherside Infant School and is a priority in every aspect of life here at school.

We follow all current Government Guidelines including Keeping Children Safe in Education. Training for staff and volunteers is very important but equally important is the education of our children to keep themselves safe. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Headteacher, Mrs Leanne Bate, and in her absence, Deputy Headteacher, Miss Laura Norris. Our Governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Josh McCormack.

Overview of Safeguarding at Heatherside Infant School 

The school is follows the guidance set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education and other documents to underpin our safeguarding culture. On our policies page you will find policies which outline our school culture, processes and procedures, such as the Child Protection, Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Behaviour and Social Media policies. 

For safeguarding purposes there are security CCTV cameras on the school site.

Please visit the websites below for further useful safeguarding information for parents, children and young people:         

 

                              

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers, Parents and Grandparent Helpers

 

We are privileged to have so many parents and family members as well as other volunteers who offer to help in school. It is very important that they understand and work within our Safeguarding culture.

All our volunteers are expected to complete an application form and provide references, receive a clear Enhanced DBS Check and undertake safeguarding training with the Headteacher.  Further details about volunteering at our school can be found here.

Access and Information for Volunteers and Visitors 

All volunteers and visitors to our School are asked to report to the School Office and will be signed in the Visitor’s Book by a member of the Admin Team. Verification of identity will be carried out and the appropriate lanyard will be issued which must be worn during their visit.  

Our front entrance is wheelchair accessible.  If you have any access requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us in advance of your visit in order for appropriate arrangements to be made.