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Cliftonville Primary and Pre-School is an excellent school the children are happy and thriving. The dedication and hard work from the entire school team is outstanding and clear to see. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Presence of Teachers and caretakers at pick up and drop off really help you feel safe. The well-being of the pupils is outstanding. They have gone above and beyond to make sure my children have felt safe at school. My child is happy to come to school, the staff are visible and approachable. It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Highly visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. Supportive school for both parents and children. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not!

Safeguarding team

All adults in our school help to keep children safe

 

At Cliftonville Primary and Pre- School we have a Safeguarding Team who work with our pupils, families and outside agencies. They also support all of the staff in ensuring we provide the best care for our pupils.

 

 

Our Safeguarding Team 

 

Ms Whichcord  Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)  headteacher@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk

 

Mrs Wilson  Deputy DSL  lwilson@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk

 

Mrs Fourie Deputy DSL afourie@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk

 

Mrs Saddington Deputy DSL msaddington@cliftonville.kent.sch.uk

 

Please contact any one of the team if you have a safeguarding concern about your child.  

 

PLEASE DO NOT USE  EMAILS TO REPORT CONCERNS THAT A CHILD IS AT IMMEDIATE RISK OF HARM.

THESE SHOULD BE REPORTED IN PERSON TO A SENIOR LEADER OR MEMBER OF THE SAFEGUARDING TEAM.

 

Our Safeguarding Governor is Marianne Hooper who monitors that the school meets all statutory requirements in regard to Safeguarding.

Keeping children safe is of paramount importance at Cliftonville Primary and Pre- School.  It underpins every decision we make on a day to day basis and is much more than having a suite of policies in place.  It takes many forms including the recruitment of new staff, risk assessments for visits, health care plans for children (and staff) with long-term medical needs, site security, regular accredited child protection staff training, online safety lessons for children, water and rail safety and staff with accredited first-aid training. 

 

AT CLIFTONVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL WE ARE COMMITTED TO SAFEGUARDING & PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF ALL CHILDREN AND EXPECT OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS TO SHARE THIS COMMITMENT

 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) takes the lead responsibility for child protection, including support for other staff and information sharing with other agencies, developing policies and staff training.

 

Ms Whichcord is the lead DSL and Mrs Wilson, Mrs Fourie and Mrs Saddington are Deputy DSLs trained to the same standard.  Ms Whichcord completed refresher  'Safer recruitment' training in November 2017 and Mrs Wilson in March 2019.  Thorough pre-employment checks are made on all new staff and volunteers including the Disclosure & Barring Service, Prohibited Teachers List and GTCE sanctions list.

 

Mr Clayson is our online safety officer.  We take part in Safer Internet Week  in February each year.  Mr Clayson is already planning next year's as part of the European Safer Internet Day, in February 2020.  With the fast pace of changes in the digital world he attends regular national training. 

 

The governing body is regularly updated on all aspects of safeguarding. Two governors attended Local Authority safeguarding training in October 2018. The full governing body had safeguarding refresher training in October 2018.  The full governing body reviewed the headteacher's written annual safeguarding report :October 2019. 

 

11 members of staff have paediatric first aid certificates with a further 10 with emergency first aid at work or three day accredited training. 

 

Staff undertake regular updated Safeguarding training along with specific sessions including the Channel Awareness training. Channel is a key process within the Prevent strategy for assessing individuals’ vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism. It focuses on early intervention and diverting people away from risk. 

 

Ms Rebecca Avery is the KCC Lead officer for online safety.  We have received some excellent feedback from Rebecca:

 

'Your school website online safety and safeguarding section looks great; I really like the up-to-date links and slideshow etc. Would you mind if I use it as an example of good practice for other schools who might be looking to improve their own online safety areas on their websites?'

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