Melbourne Infant School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We want all children to enjoy school, develop active and healthy lifestyles and feel safe. Safeguarding and promoting excellent behaviour are key priorities to ensure that children feel happy and safe at school at all times. This role includes ensuring our children are safe from abuse and neglect (physical, emotional and sexual) and are free from incidents of bullying.
We are committed to giving our children a secure and encouraging environment where children's spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum in general and through our PSHCE and Computing Scheme of works. If you wish to view our Safeguarding Policies please click here.
Our Designated Safeguard Lead and Deputy are
Charlotte Gibbs Verity Howell
(Safeguard Lead) (Deputy Lead)
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is Sarah Butler.
We asked some children from the Blue Learning Team to design a poster so the rest of the children in school know and understand who they can talk to if they are feeling worried or unsafe about things at home or at school. The children then explained the poster to all the different classes.
We recognise that parents, carers and family members may wish to record events such as school plays, sports day etc, to celebrate their child's achievements. Mobile phones are only permitted in school on these occasions. It is important that such records remain private and for family and personal use only. Please be very careful if putting your children's images on the internet, including social networking sites. If you wish to put these images online, please ensure there are no other children within the picture, or you have obtained permission of the parents or carers of other children concerned.
Important Contact Details
Starting Point (For all Safeguarding Concerns)
Telephone: 01629 533190
NSPCC - National Helpline
Resources To Help Parents
At school we teach e-safety skills as part of our computing curriculum. It is also taught throughout the curriculum as and when teachers need to access the internet.
The children have come up with some top tips that we all follow in school. This is the poster we use;