At Mattersey Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.
We believe that safeguarding and promoting our pupils' welfare is everyone's responsibility and so all staff in school receive appropriate training on a regular basis. We are fully committed to ensuring that effective safeguarding procedures are in place and expect this of all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to our school.
We have three Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection- Mrs Lucy Wilson (Head Teacher), Mrs Julie Wright (Senior Teacher) and Mrs Michelle Tasker (School Manager) who have all had appropriate training for this role. We believe it is important we work together as a whole staff team for the safety and welfare of our children. Our governor link for safeguarding is Mrs Sharon McDougall.
There are many different ways that we ensure our school is a safe place for children:
All staff and governors undertake statutory safeguarding training.
We make the necessary checks when recruiting new staff to our team.
If children have any concerns about feeling safe, there are people in school they can talk to.
We follow rules and guidelines for keeping children safe in education.
We follow rules and guidance for keeping children safe in regards to Covid 19.
We follow rules and guidance if children do not attend school and we ask parents to notify us of pupil absence.
We encourage everyone to be safe online and actively promote and teach e-safety in school.
Our school staff receive appropriate First Aid and Paediatric First Aid training so there are staff who know how to deal with injuries and accidents, allergies and health concerns.
We don't take photographs or recordings without permission.
We follow rules for using mobile phones in school and expect all visitors to do the same.
Our Whole School Child Protection Policy and a link to the DFE Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021) document can be found in the Important Information/Policies section of our website.
Here is a useful link for parents, professionals and children/young people to the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership: