Are You Concerned About the Safety of a Child?
Call Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service.
0300 111 8007
Designated Child Protection Lead: Mrs Rebecca Bell (Head of School)- Level 4
Deputy Child Protection Leads: Mrs Laura Salter (Deputy Headteacher) - Level 4 & Mrs Pam Barton - Level 4
Child Protection Governor: Mrs Rachael Nixon (Chair of Governors) - Level 1
All staff are Level 1 trained in Safeguarding
Leads are Level 2 - Level 4 Safeguarding trained
Safety and the Curriculum
At Parkside Primary the children's welfare is of paramount importance. Our ethos is to ensure the children feel safe, are able to talk about their concerns and are listened to by all staff members. During the course of the academic year staff raise awareness of 'safety' and work to ensure children have the knowledge, language and skills required in order to feel safe. Through our jigsaw PSHE curriculum and school assemblies we continue to maintain a safe environment so that the children can learn and develop within an ethos of openness. The themes of 'personal safety', 'online safety', 'road safety' and 'bullying' are addressed throughout the school year. Children are taught about the safe and sensible use of the internet; how to keep themselves safe and what to do if they have any worries or concerns. Children in Reception and Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to take part in the 'Bike-ability' cycling scheme. During 'Anti-bullying week' pupils are able to discuss issues and scenarios through literacy, drama and art activities. Children engage in the NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe and Pants are Private learning.