Child safety is of prime importance to us and the school has an excellent Safeguarding policy 2021 – 2022 that all employees and regular visitors to the school are shown upon entry. Safeguarding emergencies are rare, but the school’s robust systems ensure that all safeguarding matters are dealt with promptly and efficiently.
St. Teresa’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Covid 19
The school proactively maintains an accurate list of adults with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS), called the Single Central Record. Regular visitors to the school (including parent helpers), workers and official visitors to the school are expected to bring in their DBS as well as a method of identification for recording before they enter the building.
Staying safe online is incorporated into our curriculum. All children in school complete a series of lessons in the Autumn term that focus specifically on Online safety and their role in society as ‘Digital Citizens’. The theme of online safety permeates through all of our work on the school computers. We hold regular Online Safety sessions for parents.
If you require any further advice on any of these areas please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Behaviour and Wellbeing
School reviews and other external validations show that children behave extremely well towards each other. There are low instances of bullying and the school works hard to promote a positive approach to behaviour at all times and all parents can read and download our Behaviour policy.
The school advocate positive mental health and have trained staff members to support members of the school community who require support. The Deanery share a mental health worker who can provide specific support as required. In addition to this, the school work closely with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to provide external assistance as required.