Tel: 0191 237 1505
 

Safeguarding

Our range of strategies to ensure all students remain safe from harm includes the following:

• recognising the importance of pupil welfare and developing a safe environment where students can raise concerns

• creating a culture in which all adults accept “it could happen here” so “think the unthinkable” and recognise they are responsible for identifying and acting upon situations where a student may appear to be at risk of abuse or radicalisation

• developing students’ resilience, self-esteem and self-confidence to share and challenge issues and promoting a set of shared values for the whole school community

• ensuring the curriculum enables the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students in a context where respect, dignity, democracy and the rule of law are key features of a modern Britain

• clear Online Safety Policy and E-Safety Guidance to ensure students and staff remain safe online

• an effective approach to dealing with instances of bullying as set out in our Anti-Bullying Policy

• a clear policy on Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation and a guide for parents on Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

• ensuring that we eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and have an effective approach to bullying

• an effective Child Protection Policy which sets out clear procedures for dealing with concerns of potential abuse or radicalisation

• a designated senior lead for child protection, Graham Scott, Assistant Headteacher - Student Support, who can be contacted on 0191 2371505

• regular child protection and preventing extremism training for all staff and specialist training for those with lead roles

• ensuring staff and governors are aware of their roles in ensuring children are safe as advised by the Department for Education in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

• recruiting staff who actively promote the safeguarding of children and young people as we follow safer recruitment practices including a single, central record of recruitment and vetting checks when vacancies arise

• a clear Code of Conduct for Employees and Volunteers and effective guidance on Safer Working Practice for Adults working with children including Using Force to Control or Restrain Pupils Policy

• effective Whistleblowing Policies and Procedures if staff believe that concerns that a child may be at risk of harm have not been acted upon.

 

 

Astley Community High School | Elsdon Avenue | Seaton Delaval | Northumberland | NE25 0BP
T: 0191 237 1505 E: reception@astleyhigh.org