Safeguarding and Keeping Safe
Heath Primary School takes very seriously its responsibility for keeping all its pupils safe. Staff, volunteers and visitors are all made keenly aware of their legal responsibilities to put the welfare and safety of children at the forefront of all they do.
At Heath Primary School, all staff complete yearly training in safeguarding and online safety (Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for staff and Annual certificate in Online Safety for education Settings, both via The National College) and the Designated Safeguarding Leads undertake enhanced training every two years.
All staff are required to read the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 and demonstrate an understanding of the most recent changes. The Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors are required to read the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education and demonstrate an understanding of the most recent changes.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child at Heath Primary School you must ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Staff are updated throughout the year on any significant changes or trends in all areas of safeguarding.
Alternatively you could call Customer First on 0808 800 4005
OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAMMrs Wendy Lucking - Assistant Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr David Whatley - Head Teacher and Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Daniel Ingleby - Deputy Head Teacher and Alternative Designated Safeguarding LeadMrs Jane Parker - Pastoral and Family Support Officer and Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Nicola Gaunt - Pastoral and Family Support Officer and Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Julie Gillibrand - Jigsaw Manager and Alternate Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jenny Calver and Mrs Clare Dungey - Safeguarding Governors
Other Safeguarding roles at Heath School
Mrs Wendy Lucking - Prevent Lead
Mrs Wendy Lucking - Professional responsible for Children in Care (CIC)
Mr Daniel Ingleby - E-safety Lead
Customer First Telephone Number: 0808 800 4005
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 contains a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is also known as the Prevent Duty. The statutory guidance makes it clear that schools are expected to assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology.At Heath Primary School, all staff complete yearly training in the Prevent Duty (Certificate in the Prevent Duty, National College) and the Prevent Lead has completed 'Safeguarding and Prevent Duty: Current Policies, Response Strategies and Lessons for Education Providers.'
At Heath Primary School we will build children's resilience to radicalisation through the delivery of the school’s curriculum, in particular through Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons. Our school policies (for example, Anti-bullying Policy and Behaviour Policy) will be followed by all staff.
BE ALERT TO BEHAVIOURS OF CONCERN
- Being in contact with extremist recruiters and/or spending increasing time in the company of other suspected extremists.
- Loss of interest in other friends and activities not associated with the extremist ideology, group or cause.
- Possessing or accessing extremist materials or symbols including through social networking sites.
- Using extremist narratives/language.
- Graffiti symbols, writing or art work promoting extremist messages or images.
- Significant changes to appearance and/or behaviour increasingly centred on an extremist ideology, group or cause.
- Attempts to recruit others to the group/cause.
- Using insulting or derogatory names for another group.
- Involvement in prejudice-related incidents.
Our Prevent Lead is Mrs Lucking, who can be contacted on 01473 622806.