All parents should be aware that the staff at St. John's are required to take reasonable action to ensure the safety of our pupils. In cases where staff believe that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse we will follow the procedures established by the Local Authority and the safeguarding board.
A copy of our school safeguarding policy can be found in our policies and paperwork section, CLICK HERE. Key summaries of the policy are highlighted below.
Safeguarding arrangements in St. John’s are underpinned by three key principles:
Our designated safeguarding lead is our Deputy Headteacher Mrs. Carvell. In her absence, it is our headteacher, Mr. Averis. Both of these teachers have level 2 safeguarding training. We have a robust system that allows all adults in school to report any safeguarding concerns that they are aware of to either of these staff in a secure and confidential manner. Our designated teacher for looked after children is Miss Cooper.
Our designated governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mrs. Grime who has also attended governor safeguarding training.
All staff receive annual level one safeguarding training and have been trained in how to work within the prevent agenda. We have a safeguarding notice board in the staff room, and on the server, where all up to date legislative safeguarding material is stored for easy reference.
DBS checks are carried out on adults that come and work or volunteer at St. John's in accordance with national and local advice and legislation. If you wish to volunteer at St. John's you may need to have a DBS check carried out. CLICK HERE for information about what a DBS check is and CLICK HERE for a list of the types of identification we will need to see to carry out a check. A confidential list, our single central record, of all volunteers and staff that work or visit St. John's is securely kept in school.
Use this contact form to contact our designated teacher (Mrs. Carvell) with any questions or concerns you have regarding safeguarding at St. John's. All messages sent through this are confidential and can only be seen, in the first instance, by Mrs. Carvell.