We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding all children at St. Michael's Junior Church School and expect everyone to share this commitment.
In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance, we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
At St. Michael’s, all staff are committed to the idea that everybody can grow and improve, and that there is something uniquely mysterious and potentially wonderful in everyone that deserves to be nurtured through the school promise.
At St. Michael’s we are:
Compassionate, creative and offer friendship, forgiveness and trust.
We work hard and learn from our mistakes.
We respect one another and are thankful for diversity.
We persevere through challenges and are humble in success.
We seek inspiration in ourselves, our peers, our communities and the world.
We hope for peace, knowledge and wisdom.
We believe together we can.
At St. Michael’s, the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. St Michael’s, therefore, has to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.
In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place. In the links below is a brief resume of the key policies in place to enable this to happen and is used in conjunction with the Safeguarding Handbook. All policies are in the School Policies file and these are freely available in the School Office, Staff Room and every classroom.
The Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) is Rebecca Mellor, and the Deputy DSL is Andrea Smith. Our Safeguarding Governor is Wendy Gillum.
If you are concerned about a child's welfare or worried they are being abused, please contact one of the safeguarding team in school. Alternatively you can make direct contact with the Local Authority via the link below.
The school is secure during the school day, so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out; a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.
All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.
Useful links for parents