Your child’s emotional and physical wellbeing is of paramount importance, as is their safety. Our safeguarding procedures are both rigorous and robust.
Your child is treated respectfully and their opinions are valued. They will be taught, through a variety of lessons and activities, how to keep themselves and each other safe. Your child knows who they can talk to if they have a worry or concern.
We will keep in contact with you about your child’s overall wellbeing. To support your child in developing positive behaviours and friendship groups we have:
- a values-based education programme
- a diversity curriculum
- regular assemblies
- regular ‘My Big Voice’ sessions
- a House System
Many of our staff are first aid trained with many who are trained to administer paediatric first aid and can attend to your child when necessary.
Your child’s attendance and punctuality are carefully monitored to ensure they are receiving their full entitlement to education. We operate a responsive system to absence and are supported by an educational welfare officer.
Your child’s kindness and empathy for their peers is rewarded in weekly achievement assemblies in which achievements are celebrated by children and staff.
The school’s values champion scheme rewards your child for ‘living our values’ every day.
We use values lessons and ‘My Big Voice’ sessions to ensure your child’s opinions are listened to and we have a school parliament for children to share their views and ideas about the running of our school. Each child is also a member of one of our four Houses which make up our House system.
Named staff can administer medicine your child has been prescribed (that is required to be administered four times per day) or intimate care your child may need.
We also commission specialist groups to work with children. Last year, for instance, this involved drama therapists who offered a mindfulness project to support children with social, emotional and mental health needs. Mindfulness helps train children’s attention so they are more aware of what is actually happening, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen. Through the project, pupils develop their ability to bring greater curiosity to whatever it is they experience.
Nurture sessions are offered within school. These sessions are led by our special educational needs and disabilities coordinator.
Nurture provides a bridge between home and school; a place where pupils can feel safe and secure to explore their emotional and social wellbeing, learn about themselves, develop and grow.