Safeguarding & Well-Being
At Milton Road Primary School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become:
Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Responsible citizens who will make a positive contribution to the school community, in their role as pupils, and to society as a whole in their adult life.
We have key policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 document.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about children are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We have a dedicated safeguarding team who lead on this important issue of safeguarding, here at Milton Road Primary School. Our designated Child Protection Officers are: Mrs Nina Burton (Acting Headteacher and Lead DP); Mrs Alison Hall (Acting Deputy Head and Inclusion Coordinator); Mrs Fiona Brown-Roche (Higher Level Teaching Assistant – HLTA).
All of our safeguarding team undertake relevant safeguarding and child protection training. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is: Mrs Sylvie Baird
At Milton Road Primary School, we actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. Further information can be found in The Prevent Duty document and the Revised Prevent Duty Guidance.
At Milton Road Primary School, we strongly believe that our school should be a welcoming and safe place for our children, staff, parents and visitors alike and we expect all others in the school community to share this belief. Just as we have a legal responsibility for the safeguarding and well-being of children and staff, we also have a duty of care to all users of our school.
All adults who enter our school site, at any time, set examples of behaviour and conduct which influence children and, therefore, in keeping with our core school values, we expect that they should demonstrate high standards of conduct in order to encourage our pupils to do the same.
It is expected that parents and carers show respect to all other parents and carers, children and staff.
Adults who do not behave in an acceptable manner may be asked to leave the site and the Headteacher has the right to further restrict their access.
Behaviour which is regarded as unacceptable includes:
Physical abuse, threatening, oppressive or aggressive behaviour or use of offensive language towards other adults, staff or children
Entering the school site under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Smoking anywhere on the school site.
In addition, we expect all communication between parents and school to be conducted in a polite and respectful manner. Communication may be similarly restricted if it becomes unacceptable.
School-related issues which parents or carers have concerning school, pupils or their families must be brought to the attention of a member of staff. Parents or carers must not try to resolve any issues themselves by direct action on site. If issues cannot be successfully resolved by speaking to a staff member, parents’ and carers’ correct course of action is to use our Complaints Procedure as appropriate.
If you have any concerns for the safety of any of the children at school please contact the Headteacher, or any member of our dedicated safeguarding team.