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 Child Protection Team
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
other adults in school
All adults who work in school have a responsibility to read and understand the key safeguarding documents and policies and to act within accordance of the policy at all times. This expectation is explained in the Staff Handbook, the Staff Code of Conduct and in the visitors' ‘Staying Safe’ leaflet. (Available at the school office)
All adults in school are expected to read the DfE booklet: 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' and 'Annexe A'. This is revised and read on an annual basis. They also read the 'Safer Working Practice Guidance'; the school Child Protection Policy; the school Whistleblowing Policy; the Behaviour and Discipline Policy and the guidance on 'Children Missing in Education'. In 2020 there was a new document released called 'When to call the Police' which all staff have read and understood. In 2021 a new DfE document about Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment has also been included. Staff are required to sign to say they have read and understood these documents on an annual basis.
Our staff are kept up to date on a regular basis through notices and one minute guides - the latest awareness is around cuckooing, sad-fishing , up-skirting and peer on peer abuse.
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)
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.