St.Stephen's School

Safeguarding

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SCHOOL INFORMATION

18.SAFEGUARDING

At St Stephen’s School the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to the school each day with the expectation that we provide a secure environment in which their children can flourish. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place.

Policies

A wide range of policies are in place and designed to achieve a fair, safe and harmonious environment, in which children are – safe from harm, know that staff have their welfare at heart, and know that staff will always listen when they want to discuss a problem.

First Aid

In school there are always paediatric trained members of staff, who oversee first aid. There are a number of first aid kits situated around school. When a child is ill, or has suffered an accident in school, there is a clear protocol for staff to follow.

Site Security

St Stephen’s provides a secure site, which is controlled by precise management directives.

Staff Vetting checks

All staff who work in the school have a full DBS check carried out by the local authority.

Educational visits and risk assessments

The educational visits coordinator has attended LA training. Risk assessment records are carried out for all educational visits and events on site.

Pupil Well Being

Children are active learners and participate in a range of activities every day. It is important to keep hydrated and nourished, so that they can focus and perform at their highest. Therefore all children have a healthy balanced meal every day, provided by the school. It is our policy at St Stephen’s that children are not allowed to fast during the school day from Monday to Friday, which is crucial learning time. Children then have the option to fast at special times of the year at weekends and during holidays.