Safeguarding & Pastoral Support
Southfields Primary School takes the wellbeing of the children and their parents extremely seriously. If a child or parent needs to share any matters of a safeguarding or wellbeing nature they can do so by emailing: email@example.com
Southfields Pastoral Support Team
At Southfields Primary we are proud of the support we are able to offer to families and the community. We have a team of dedicated workers ensuring that we are able to overcome any barriers to learning. Just some of the ways that we have helped include:
- being a school where the well-being of everyone is the prime concern of each member of our community
- supporting a learning community in which children, young people and adults can realise their full potential
- providing a safe, stimulating and enriching environment where everyone is able to enjoy his/her best possible health and well-being
- encouraging pupils to grow up to be responsible, active members of their community
- promoting emotional intelligence
- promoting regular attendance and good behaviour as pre-conditions for maintaining high standards of achievement
- each child being encouraged to develop his/her own individuality whilst learning also that personal freedom involves responsibility to others
- promoting a values-based PSHCE curriculum which helps to give a firm moral basis in these times when so many attitudes, beliefs and ethics are questioned daily
- providing equal opportunities for all pupils regardless of ability, religion, race, culture or gender
- encouraging tolerance and understanding between all members of our community
- a clear understanding that effort, kindness and good manners will be valued
- developing an understanding of being responsible for oneself
- fostering the kind of community where everyone helps each other and looks after our environment
Southfields Community Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. We aim to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.
Our school Child Protection policy (based on Local Authority guidance) outlines the procedures followed in school to safeguard children. Please click here to view the Safeguarding policies.
All members of staff have undergone DBS and List 99 checks and are trained regularly in Child Protection issues. We also ensure that any volunteers working with children undergo the vetting procedures outlined above.
Staff at the school work in partnership with other agencies such as the health authority, social services and the police.
There may be occasions when we have to consult other agencies before we contact you. The procedures that we have to follow have been laid down in accordance with the local authority Child protection procedures. – Click here to read our Safeguarding Leaflet
At the start of the school year, parents and carers will be issued with a data capture document. This details how the school may use digital images and videos within school, on our social media, website and in the local newspapers. Parents are invited to state clearly if they do not wish their child to feature in publicity materials.
In line with DCSF guidance, the school may decide whether or not to permit the filming of school events. We believe that it is appropriate for parents and carers to record assemblies, performances etc.
- Parents and carers will be allowed to record images.
- Parents will be informed that photography is strictly for personal use only.
- Parents are requested not to restrict the view of other people.
- The school will ensure that children are dressed appropriately.
- The school will monitor the use of cameras and anyone behaving inappropriately.
Safety and Security
Southfields Community Primary School benefits from a very secure site. We are surrounded by a security fence and restricted access via locked gates. Should parents or guardians need to gain access to the building during the school day, they may do so via the front office.
Every visitor coming into Southfields Primary MUST report to the main reception and sign in where you will be given a visitors sticker.
Southfields Primary School will not tolerate verbal or physical aggression towards its staff or pupils. This type of behaviour will result in removal, a ban from the school grounds, and possible prosecution.
You must make yourself aware of all ’Emergency Exits’ located and signposted across the school. Upon hearing the ’Fire Alarm’ you must exit from the nearest Emergency Exit and look for an Assembly Point.
DO NOT stop to pick up personal belongings.
DO NOT re-enter the building until you are advised it is safe to do so.
Southfields Primary School operates a non-smoking policy, this includes the grounds as well as the buildings.