Keeping Our Children Safe
At Newton Tony Primary School we recognise that our primary responsibility is to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, and that everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in that. As part of our safeguarding policy and in line with our PREVENT Duty, we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles, and expect our visitors to share this commitment. Safeguarding is an important part of our everyday life. Our staff maintain an attitude of ‘it could and does happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned, they maintain professional curiosity and zero-tolerance to child on child abuse and sexual violence and harassment between children. Please be vigilant and share any concerns if you think a child is at risk of harm either at school, within a family setting or in the wider community.
We actively encourage children to share their worries and concerns. We have a worry box and worry monster for children to write down their worries if they feel they cannot initially talk about them. We use the JIGSAW PSHE programme which promotes the importance of valuing discussion. We are proud to have our Silver Anti-bullying award and include our school council when reviewing our school leaflet. We take part in the Anti-bullying alliance and Online Safety programmes. We also promote the NSPCC events and the importance of Childline.
We consider Safeguarding everyone’s responsibility. To support this we use ‘CPOMS’ to share information within our staffing team and when transferring information to other schools. We work in partnership with Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership https://www.wiltshiresvpp.org.uk/ and the Wiltshire LA Safeguarding Effectiveness Team. If you would like a copy of our School Safeguarding Action Plan please contact Miss Priestley.
Designated roles within the school:
Designated Safeguarding Lead/PREVENT Lead: Miss Priestley
Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Mr Brinkworth
Attendance Lead: Miss Priestley
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Hillier
Fire Marshalls: Miss Priestley, Mrs Leatham and Mrs Sweeney
Looked After Children designated teacher: Miss Priestley
Senior Mental Health Lead: Mrs Hillier
Emotional Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Sweeney
Visiting the school
Please contact the school office prior to your visit to schedule your visit. You will be asked to show your DBS certificate if you will be accessing the school unaccompanied. Please be prepared to show your ID and register your visit when you enter the school building. You will also be asked to wear an identification badge on an orange lanyard if you access the school grounds. On arrival, our Safeguarding and Fire procedures will be explained to you. Please read our Safeguarding Information and related policies that are the school website, we can also provide a hard copy on request.
Guidance for young people
Guidance for parents/carers
The email address for referrals in Wiltshire is: PreventReferrals@wiltshire.police.uk