Our vision is life in all its fullness; for all our children, their families and the whole staff team. The children are at the heart of everything we do and this vision inspires us to focus on what is most important – preparing all children to flourish later in life.
In order to realise our vision, St John the Baptist CE Junior School fully recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of the school.
All Governors, staff and volunteers at school have undertaken an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Scheme check (DBS) and receive regular updated training on how to best protect our children from harm. Our Governors responsible for Safeguarding are Mrs Sally Maxwell & Revd. Karen Wellman.
All staff are appointed subject to two satisfactory references.
Our school's safeguarding team is led by Mr Chamberlin, supported by Miss Hodge, Mrs McAloon and Mrs Sedgwick.
Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic
The ongoing pandemic is putting extra strain on us all and we are aware that there will be some families where relationships are frayed or where you may not feel safe. We have advice below if you need support because you don't feel safe at home or if you need advice on keeping your child safe online.
Safety at home
The NSPCC have a helpful guide to support you in deciding what level of independence your child is ready for. If you would like support in thinking through this, you can download their guide here.
Our school is part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's designated safeguarding lead prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.