Canterbury Way | Woodlands Park | Newcastle upon Tyne | NE13 6JJ

Safeguarding

At Hazlewood Community Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn. We all have the responsibility to make this happen. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 (KCSE2016)

  • We celebrate all achievements inside and outside school.
  • We promote a rich and creative approach to learning.
  • We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking and challenge.

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsible. Everyone who comes in to contact with children and their families and carers has a role, to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early, provide help for children, and prevent concerns from escalating. All school staff should be prepared to identify children who may benefit from early help. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.’

Designated Safeguarding Lead- Mr Stephane Bommel Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead for EYFS & KS1- Mrs Nikki Robinson

Deputy Safeguarding Lead for KS2- Mr Lee Hall


We will ensure that:

  • The welfare of the child remains paramount.
  • All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to the Designated Leads for Safeguarding: Mr Bommel (Headteacher) or Mrs Colleen Partis (Deputy Head Teacher) or Mrs. Nikki Robinson (SENCO leader)

Areas of Safeguarding

Our safeguarding policies cover all areas of school life and include:

  • Staff & Visitors- ensuring they are vetted, informed & trained.
  • Children’s Behaviour- promoting safer & happier behaviours & lifestyles.
  • Parents & Carers- promoting links & supporting families.
  • Premises -keeping them safe, pleasant & fit for purpose.
  • Curriculum -providing positive, life affirming learning experiences.
  • Outside School- ensuring safer activities and environments outside school. We have a duty to ensure that we safeguard children across wide and varied aspects of children and families’ needs. These are set out in the government publication; Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016, and are detailed as: Abuse
  • physical Abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect
  • Child Protection with Safeguarding Policy All staff have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and are able to implement the safeguarding children policy and procedure appropriately. Policies are in line with current guidance and procedures. A copy of the policy is at the bottom of this page. Staff are able to respond appropriately to any:
  • significant changes in children’s behaviour;
  • deterioration in their general well-being;
  • unexplained bruising, marks or signs of possible abuse;
  • signs of neglect;
  • comments children make which give cause for concern. All staff are aware of the need to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Parents are informed via the school brochure, website and through newsletters in relation to our duty and procedures to protect their children.

Community:

We believe our school is stronger because of our links with our families, our local and wider community and beyond.

We will provide this:

Through an ambitious and exciting curriculum in conjunction with our community, local industry and the arts. By removing boundaries and thinking BIGGER.

Through strong parental links:

Parents and carers are the biggest ingredient in getting it right with children. They’re their first educators, so schools have to work in partnership with them or the results for children simply won’t happen.

  • Open and honest relationship
  • Regular communication with parents and carers
  • Communicate regularly – telephone, postcards, playground, website, social media
  • Friday Celebration Assembly celebrating children’s success together.

Aims of Hazlewood Community Primary School

At Hazlewood Community Primary School we believe that every child must be provided with opportunities to develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically to achieve the highest possible standards. We are an inclusive learning community that is forward thinking, innovative, confident and committed to ensuring that all of the children in our care are happy, enthusiastic and purposeful learners.

We are working together to:

  • Raise achievement through a commitment to high standards and expectations
  • Enable every child to succeed as an independent, enthusiastic and confident learner
  • Provide active, co-operative and independent learning through dynamic and high quality teaching
  • Create an atmosphere where each child is valued as an individual, enabling them to develop a positive self-image, self-discipline and respect for others
  • Ensure equality of opportunity at all times, so that each child is given appropriate support and enrichment Create an inclusive learning community which challenges and enables every learner to flourish, prosper and develop aspirations for a successful future
  • Provide a welcoming, secure, stimulating and enriched learning environment
  • Provide an innovative, creative and integrated curriculum which inspires and motivates children to learn and which takes account of different learning styles
  • Celebrate our growing diversity and work in partnership with parents, children and the wider community
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