Safeguarding Lead | Mrs Annie Harris (Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead | Mrs Laura Hudson (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Antonia Slater (SENCO)
Safeguarding Governor | Mrs Jane Selway
At Cadbury Heath Primary School all staff, both teaching and non-teaching, have a responsibility to care for children and to take appropriate action if there are concerns around a child's welfare.
This may also involve referrals and liaising with outside agencies including the Access and Response Team (ART).
There are clearly defined procedures around safeguarding and all staff are kept up to date with these procedures. Last whole school training was updated in September 2019.
In addition we ensure that all staff are safe to work with children and have up to date DBS checks and that we follow safer recruitment practises.
The welfare of the children is paramount in our school.
The school has locks on all external doors. These doors, in the main, are kept locked but are easily opened from inside by children and adults in the event of an emergency. The front doors are fitted with a door entry security system or access buttons. This is to ensure the safety of the children and staff. We have a secure perimeter fence.
Please let us know if there are any changes to the arrangements for picking up children. Sometimes the older children in Years 5 and 6 like to walk home on their own. In this case we will need a letter giving parental permission.
All visitors to the school must sign the visitor’s book on arrival and departure. This book is located in the foyer. By signing the book, visitors are agreeing to adhere to school procedures around safeguarding.
Cadbury Heath Primary is lucky enough to be directly located within the residential community it serves. Please walk to school if at all possible. If you do have to use a car please park legally and have due respect for the local residents’ property.
Parents are not permitted to park on school premises or use the drive as a “drop off” or turning point unless special agreement had been obtained from the headteacher. Sensible parking keeps your child safe.
Our full safeguarding policy can be found on our policies page.
OFSTED Findings October 2018:
"The school’s commitment to keeping pupils safe has created an ethos where staff are vigilant and follow the school’s safeguarding practices. Leaders make sure that staff are well trained and safeguarding practices are in line with current legislation."