Statement of Safeguarding
Nurture, Aspire, Achieve
Gildersome Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff, governors and volunteers. We also work closely with the Children’s Centre to support families with children under 5.
We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:
- Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- Confident, well-rounded individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who will make a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.
This is best achieved when we all work together to support the development of the whole child. We pride ourselves on knowing not just about our children’s learning, but about them and their families as individuals and valued members of our school and village community.
The Designated Safeguarding lead person for Gildersome Primary is Mrs C Hoyle (Head Teacher).
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads for Gildersome Primary are Mr G Wright (Learning Mentor), Mrs L Longley (Deputy Head) and Mrs Park (Inclusion Leader).
The designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Rachel Stothard
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies and to act within accordance of the policy at all times. This expectation is displayed on the school’s staff noticeboard, as explained in the staff Handbook and in the visitors ‘Welcome’ leaflet. (Available to visitors at reception)
All adults are also expected to read the DfE booklet: Keeping Children Safe in Education
There is 'Child' friendly' document available in school for children to access and read called 'Staying Safe at Gildersome Primary School'.
Further information about safeguarding children in Leeds can be found on the Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership website: www.leedsscp.org.uk
Additional information about the Prevent Strategy in Leeds can be found here.
If you have safeguarding concerns about a child you should take the following action:
During office hours
- Call Children's Social Work Services on 0113 222 4403 (Weekdays 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays when the service does not open until 10am)
- Contact the school and ask to speak to one of the safeguarding leads: Mrs Hoyle, Mrs Longley, Mrs Park or Mr Wright
- Speak to your child's class teacher
- Discuss your concerns with someone who works with children and families, e.g. your health visitor, social worker or school nurse.
Out of office hours
- If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999