Are you worried about a child?
Don't wait until you are certain. If you are worried about a child or need advice, contact:
Mrs Minter, Mr Williamson, Mrs Dowling or Mrs Hawkins at school in confidence.
Call Derbyshire : 08456 058058
NSPCC free 24/7 adult helpline on: 0808 800 5000
or text : 88858
Buxton Junior School fully recognises its responsibilities to safeguard children. The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone's responsibility. We want our children to feel protected and safe.The Governors and Senior Leadership Team have put in place effective safeguarding and staff behaviour policies and procedures that are understood by everyone at Buxton Junior School.
Designated Leads are:
-Mrs Minter- Head teacher- Main DSL
-Mr Williamson- Deputy Head teacher ( 0.6) and Mathematics and Assessment Leader
-Mrs Hawkins- Curriculum Leader and English Subject Leader
-Mrs Dowling- Well-being Coordinator and Deputy Headteacher (0.4)
Mrs Bentley- PE Coordinator
Mrs Minter, Mr Williamson, Mrs Dowling and Mrs Hawkins and Mrs Bentley have all completed Designated Leads Training and have regular refresher training.
Mrs Minter is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Buxton Junior School and has lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection.
-Rob Wymer is our Governor for Safeguarding.
Governors completed safeguarding training on 3rd November 2016 and Online Safety on 8th December 2016.
Safer Recruitment Training has been completed by Mrs Minter, Mr Williamson and Mr Wymer.
A new Safeguarding Audit was completed in July 2017 and a new Action Plan drawn up. The Action Plan was approved by Governors on 18/9/2017.
There are important elements to our practice within school:
On-Line Safety is taught through the PSHE and IT Curriculum and is referred to in other whole school procedures and policies. Termly Online Safety assemblies provide an opportunity to share a consistent online safety message. In November 2016 Buxton Junior School started to follow a scheme of work for Digital Literacy and Citizenship.
Our Online Safety Coordinator is Mr Mitchard.
Year 6 pupils completed an Online Safety Workshop with an Online Safety Consultant on 2/11/2017.
Buxton Junior School has completed the 360 degree safe Self Review Tool and is working towards this accreditation. An Online Safety Group has been created which involves stakeholders.
Parents/carers and pupils are invited to our Online Safety Meetings. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 26th September 2017- 5:30-6:30pm. The session will be delivered by Traci Goode, an accredited expert in this field and will include an opportunity to ask questions. We hope you can join us. If you would like to join our Online Safety Group, please contact Mrs Dowling or Mr Mitchard.
5 Apps parents/carers need to be aware of. February 2017
Please open the appaware document below and click on each icon for more information.
Safeguarding - NSPCC
Parents/carers may wish to visit the following link through the NSPCC website. This is a simple way that parents/carers can help keep children safe from sexual abuse.
The NSPCC delivered an assembly based on "Keeping safe and speaking out" to the whole school on Monday 3rd October 2016.
This will be followed by a workshop for pupils in Years 5 and 6 on Monday 10th October.
This is available to Year 6 pupils in the summer term.
We have arranged for pupils to access Scooter training on 11th and 25th November 2016. The aim is to learn how to keep safe when riding a scooter.