St John's strives to ensure the health, safety and well being of all children, not just those deemed at risk of harm.
Safeguarding children incorporates a number of areas including:
- safety within school, including employment of staff
- safety within the home
- appropriate use of technology, including use of the internet
- enjoyment of the outdoors and educational visits
- children learning their own skills in identifying risk and risk management
- children learning strategies for identifying and reporting their abuse
Mrs N Armstrong
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss N Teixeira
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Designated Teacher for Children in Care
Miss K Oliver
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Senior Mental Health Lead
St John's has 3 Key Adults: Miss Teixeira, Mrs Lobban and Miss Oliver.
We ensure our staff and children are as knowledgeable as possible about the benefits and potential risks associated with using the internet. Every term, the whole school has a week dedicated to online safety skills, finishing with an assembly to share the learning.
Our online safety and acceptable use policies are reviewed regularly and are reflective of the best practice advised by the Department for Education and national sites such as Internet Matters, The Safer Internet Centre and the NSPCC.
The school's robust filtering and monitoring systems minimise the risk of inappropriate content being exposed to children in class. Home internet systems however, do not always have these in place, where children are more likely to be online by themselves. There are a variety of sites and resources to support parents in keeping their children safe when online, including advice for social media apps.