St Leonard’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Referrals about suspected abuse of neglect may be made to Children's Social Care. All staff are trained to identify if this is suspected on a annual basis.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. This is taught through our PSHE and RE curriculum which aims to foster in children values such as tolerance, understanding, respect and indeed welcome all people from different faiths and countries. We also do this through debate and healthy discussion within a safe learning environment, where opinions are valued and challenged in a respectful and informed way.
We ensure that the school is committed to Operation Encompass and is known throughout the school community via the means of staff training, parental letters, posters which are on the school’s website.
We also ensure that the school has suitably trained Key Adult/s in order to fulfil its obligations under Operation Encompass.
Our Designated Senior Lead is Mrs Kay Proctor (Headteacher). Our Deputy DSL's are Mrs Laura Wilson (Deputy Headteacher) and Miss Joanne Waring (Assistant headteacher/SENDCO).