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Edlesborough School

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We aim to provide children with a classical liberal education, regardless of background or ability.

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Edlesborough Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and we expect all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as "Designated Safeguarding Leads" in school.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Jenny Peel, Headteacher. She is supported by Mrs Laura Rimmer, Deputy Headteacher who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mrs Lindsey Rigby is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Pre-School. Mr Roger Cumming is the governor responsible for safeguarding. Nicola Boyle, our SENDCo, is also an additional Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Edlesborough Primary Academy has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes. To promote a safe environment at Edlesborough Primary Academy our selection and recruitment policy includes all statutory checks on staff, governors and regular volunteers, including enhanced DBS checks.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All staff are trained to an appropriate level to their safeguarding responsibilities. The training is monitored and records are kept by the DSL.

We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us.

All concerns are passed through DSL members of staff. All staff are required to report any concerns using CPOMs. The procedures we follow are outlined in the Child Protection Policy. On rare occasions our concerns about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. We will ensure that all concerns are discussed with parent/carers first, before any referrals are made, unless we believe that such a move may be contrary to a child’s welfare.

All concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding should be reported immediately to:

  • Mrs Peel. Headteacher
  • Mrs Rimmer Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs Rigby. Pre-School Lead
  • Nicola Boyle, SENDCo

Prevent Statement

Edlesborough Primary Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of Human Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The Governing Body have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who have called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.

We will refer to the Child Protection and Prevent policies for dealing with all matters of this nature.