Safeguarding in Pot Kiln is considered everyone’s responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every pupil has the opportunity to achieve their Five Outcomes. Pot Kiln recognizes the contribution it can make in ensuring that all pupils registered or who use our school feel that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken. We will do this by endeavouring to work in partnership with other agencies and seek to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other colleagues to develop and provide activities and opportunities throughout our curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need. This will include materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours.
Pot Kiln has a Governing body whose legal responsibility it is to make sure that the school has an effective safeguarding policy and procedures in place and monitors that the school complies with them. The Governing body also ensures that parents are aware of the policy through the school brochure and the policy is made available to parents and careers if requested. It is also the responsibility of the Governing body to ensure that all staff and volunteers are properly vetted to make sure they are safe to work with the pupils who attend our school and that the school has procedures for handling allegations of abuse made against members of staff (including the Head Teacher) and volunteers. The Governing body ensures that there is a Named Governor and a Senior Designated Person (SDP) who has lead responsibility for dealing with all safeguarding issues in our school.
The Senior Designated Person is: The Deputy Headteacher, Fiona Lock
If they are not available then their SDP Alternates are :
– Thomas Williams
– Lauren Walsh
– Greg Pemberton
– Emma Bird (Family Liaison Officer)
– Laura Jestico
(These people can also be contacted with any safeguarding concerns).
The role of the Family Liaison Officer is also crucial in safeguarding our children and our families. Miss Bird works with our families to support them in every area which impacts their children in order that all families have a point of contact in the school for support.
The Named Safeguarding Governor is: Kevin O’Connell and is the governor responsible for safeguarding children and ensuring children in this school are kept safe from harm. The named safeguarding governor plays an important role in ensuring oversight and scrutiny of the safeguarding policy, procedures and practice on behalf of the full governing body.