St Peter’s School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and young people to share this commitment. It is a directive of the Department of Education, Sport and Culture that child protection policies and guidelines are followed by our school. Should we suspect any form of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse is occurring to any individuals in our care, we have a duty to report this to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
All our staff are trained in various aspects of safeguarding and child protection. The designated child protection/safeguarding leads are Mrs Charlesworth, Mr Cronin and Mrs Brady.
All staff employed within the school have received Child Protection training and their DBS (police) checks are in place. Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. You would usually be contacted with any concerns that we may have. In the case of a referral to MASH or Children’s Services, we would contact you first, unless we and the Children’s Service believed that this would be against the interests of your child. Further guidance about Child Protection can be found here.
All visitors to school, including parents are asked to report to the school office once the school is in session. This is to provide security for the children in school and we ask you to abide by this. Visitors will be asked to sign in and will be given a badge to show they have permission to be in school. Adults wandering without a badge will be approached by staff.
If you wish to help the school with reading, visits etc, on a regular basis, then please consider asking for a police check form (DBS) at the office. All adults in regular contact with the children (more than once a month) need to go through this process for the safety of the children.
We are a “Sunsafe” School and teach sun awareness and sun safety as part of the curriculum.We request that parents administer sun cream to their child before they come to school in the summer and particularly on very hot days.
Children are expected to have a sun hat which they must wear during playtimes and outdoor P.E. lessons. Hypo-allergenic sun cream is also available in dispensers around school. Staff are not obliged to administer sun cream, however in the case of the younger pupils (Nursery, Reception and Year 1 pupils), a member of staff will support them with this. From Year 2 to 6 children are sufficiently independent enough to do this for themselves.