Wood End School

Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 3EF

01582 761636

admin@woodend.herts.sch.uk

Headteacher: Mr Richard Boulton

Learning Together
Respecting Each Other

Volunteers

Safeguarding

The Headteacher and Governing Body of Wood End School are very pleased to welcome voluntary helpers to work in the school alongside the staff.  They believe it to be of great value to the children, and to the whole school community. If you would like to help in school, please speak to your child’s teacher. If you would like to help on a regular basis (Once a week or four times in a month), please ask in the school office for a DBS check to be completed.

Be Safe, Be Happy

  • This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy on request, or alternatively follow this link to our policy page.
  • We provide opportunities for young people to express their views and feelings which is supported through the school’s use of the complaints procedure, The School Council, as well as accessibility of all staff including, senior managers, and Child Line information and guidance that is readily available throughout the school.
  • Wood End Primary School provides training to staff in relation to safeguarding and protection of young people that will be provided at the intervals laid out in national regulation and guidance.
  • Wood End Primary School has recruitment procedures that support the safeguarding of young people, as laid out in the school’s recruitment policy and DBS Clearance procedure and national guidance.
  • Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Child Protection Staff are:
  • Mr Richard Boulton – Headteacher Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator (DCPC)
  • Mrs Kathryn Amos – Deputy Headteacher Designated Senior Person (DSP)
  • Mrs Fiona Brigginshaw- Governor with Child Protection responsibility

Documents

Health and Safety for Visitors and Volunteers read …

Safeguarding flyer ...

Safeguarding / Child Protection Handbook read…

Keeping Children Safe in Education read ...

Safeguarding Children Induction for Adults Working in Schools Presentation  read ...