St Andrew’s CE (VA) Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance and we expect all members of the school community to share this commitment.
Mrs Jo Swallow is our school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). She is the lead person in our school and the person you should contact if you have concerns about a child. She is supported by our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Matthew Cupryk (Learning Mentor). Both Mrs Swallow and Mr Cupryk are available to contact via the school office. We are supported by our school’s safeguarding governor, Mrs Elizabeth Lawley.
More information on the ways we keep the children in our school safe is available in our Safeguarding Policy.
We are a Rainbows Kitemark school here at St. Andrew’s which means that key staff are trained to provide therapeutic support for pupils suffering from bereavement and loss.
Here at St. Andrew’s we actively support the Prevent Agenda.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.
The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, left wing, animal rights, environmental and splinter groups.
The government have released an online reporting tool for any person who wishes to report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos that they have found on the internet.
A report can be made anonymously using this link: https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism please also visit https://educateagainsthate.com/ for more advice and resources.
Where to go for more information
If you have any questions or concerns about the Prevent strategy and what it means for your child, please do not hesitate to contact school.
See our policies
You will find more details in our safeguarding policy, available on our website.
We also have information about spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British values.
The following sources may also be useful for further information:
Parent Zone, Making the Internet work for Families
Frequently asked questions, Prevent For Schools
What is Prevent? Let’s Talk About It
Open Minds Calderdale
If you are a young person, parent, carer or professional in Calderdale this site is for you. It will help you with questions about emotional health and wellbeing, showing you where you can find support.
Child Net International is a UK based charity who has released six online safety lessons in the form of 15 minute “SMART rules” videos with some challenges to follow. The programme is aimed at children between 6 and 9 years of age in the safe use of the internet. The site has links to other online safety information, tips and resources.
Keeping children safe online over the holidays
With new gifts from Santa and extra screen time at home over the holidays…..
Check out this blog for tips on how you can make sure that your child is safer online, over the Christmas period and beyond.
Click for a letter regarding school reopening on Monday 8th March.