The Governors and staff at Henry Maynard Primary fully recognise the contribution we all make to safeguarding children. All staff and Governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes the social, physical and moral development of each individual child. We are committed to maintaining an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to.
We take Safeguarding of children and Child Protection extremely seriously.
The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with the London Child Protection procedures).
The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
The school’s Safeguarding Policy (including child protection) is available in the Policies section of this website, along with our e-Safety Policy.
Should you have any concerns, the Safeguarding Officers (DSL) for 2017/18 are:
Mrs L. Adair (Headteacher), Mrs N. Hillman (Inclusion Assistant Head) and Miss C. Hunton (FS and Year 1 Phase Leader).
Keeping children safe is our key priority.
All visitors must access the school via the main entrance and sign in at the school office where they will be issued with a visitor badge and asked to sign a Safeguarding declaration.
We recognise that good attendance and punctuality aid good learning, pupil progress and behaviour. We request family and parent support to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time, so that they may fully access the curriculum.
Please be mindful that absence during term time cannot be authorised unless there are explained exceptional circumstances. Holidays during term time are not exceptional circumstance.
If your child is sick, please contact the school office first thing on each day of their absence to inform us.
We have a number of staff who are trained as Learning Mentors and they play a key role in pastoral support and mentor pupils on an individual needs basis. We work closely with agencies such as counsellors to support pupils in need and currently have a resident trainee social worker to support pupils and their families.
We are confident about our management of pupil behaviour within the school. We have a shared vision of empowering the whole school community based on respect and The Golden Rules. We believe that in order for children to become successful learners within a happy, safe and secure environment we need to foster appropriate attitudes. Our Behaviour Policy details the procedures of how we work together to create a calm, purposeful and safe learning environment. The staff have worked together to make explicit the strategies in place at Henry Maynard Primary School, to ensure the positive and appropriate behaviour of our children, at all times. Further details can be found in the Behaviour Policy.