Clayton St. John C of E Primary School

Learning our way forward together in God’s love

"Learning our way forward together with God’s Love"

School » Safeguarding

Statement of Intent
At Clayton CE Primary School we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We believe every pupil should be able to participate in all school activities in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from harm. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by or invited to deliver services at Clayton CE Primary School. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying.

We operate various systems and procedures through our safeguarding policies, these include health and safety and child protection. Certain members of staff have a designated role in school as the named person for the protection of children. Currently these people are the Headteacher the Deputy Headteacher and our Special Educational Needs Coordinator. Should there be concerns regarding the welfare of children local procedures are followed. 

Playtime
The school playgrounds are enclosed by fences. Gates are closed and locked at all times.

The children are always supervised by school staff when it is playtime. The staff will ensure children play safely and also sort out any playtime disputes between children.

Security of the building
All entry/exit doors, except for the main entrance door by the school office, are closed and secured from outside access from 8:45 am each day. Doors which are open at break-times are supervised by adults on playground duty.

There is an entry phone system by the school office, so no unauthorised visitors may gain entry to the school. We operate a signing in system.

External gates are locked from 9am and are unlocked at 2:45 pm. The gate at the bottom of the drive is closed during the day.

Fire Safety
There is a fire alarm system fitted throughout school. This is tested weekly. Fire Drills are held regularly through the year.

Parking
Parking on the school drive is restricted to staff and visitors. Accessible parking bays are available on the presentation of a valid parking permit. Please contact the school office for more information. We ask all car drivers to park considerately and with respect to our neighbours.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

How is my child's health monitored at school?
The school is visited regularly by the school nurse and dentist who monitor the health of every child.

Children who are injured at school will be seen by a first-aider and an appropriate course of action will be taken.

If a child becomes unwell at school they may be sent home, and therefore it is vital that we have emergency contact numbers. Please ensure they are updated when necessary.