Safeguarding Our Children

 

The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is the school’s absolute priority. Greenwood is committed to ensuring pupils stay safe through extensive safeguarding measures, collaboration with professionals and a bespoke personal development curriculum.

 

As part of our commitment, we ensure that children are educated on potentially risky situations, keeping them well-informed on understanding their choices and how to minimise risks, whom to contact, and enabling them to feel confident in seeking help. 

 

All staff have received appropriate safeguarding training which is frequently updated and are dedicated to promoting the welfare of our pupils.

If a parent/carer has any safeguarding concerns, they should contact one of the following designated safeguarding officers as listed below:

 

Miss Tucker – Head Teacher

Mrs Gilbody – Deputy Head Teacher

Miss Appleby – Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs Moorhouse – Family Support Champion

 

PREVENT 

Greenwood acknowledges radicalisation as part of its safeguarding policy, and all staff have completed PREVENT training.

All staff and visitors are expected to promote and adhere to the fundamental principles of British values, including the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, as part of the Department for Education’s guidance for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.

 

Online Safety

We believe that use of the internet is a crucial part of children’s learning and our teaching. We ensure that we take the necessary precautions to restrict inappropriate material through our monitored filtering system and we ensure that the children are supervised when using the internet.

We also take positive steps to educate and support the pupils to be safe internet users. Greenwood’s ‘Acceptable Use Policy’ outlines the procedures that pupils and staff are expected to adhere to in regards to e-safety, including guidance on the use of ICT equipment, security risks and legal liability. E-Safety rules are reinforced with the children when using the internet and on annual Internet Safety days

Further information can be found in our policies on the Greenwood website under the ‘Parents’ header.

 

Additional help, support and advice can be found on these websites:

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

Tel: 0800 11 11

Nottinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/core/safeguarding/children-mash

Tel: 0300 500 80 90

The Family Service

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/childrens-social-care/family-services

Tel: 01623 433500

NSPCC

www.nspcc.org.uk

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Equation

www.junowomensaid.org.uk

Tel: 0808 800 0340