Child Protection and Safeguarding
The Academy’s mission statement is our gateway to child protection and safeguarding:
'We will enable our children to achieve their full potential and become caring, confident individuals who positively contribute to their world’.
The strong influence of our values programme is intrinsic to our protection and safeguarding of the children in our care.
At Greenfield and Pulloxill Academy we recognise:
- Our statutory duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to ensure that arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
- Our duty under the Children Act 2004 to work together with other organisations and partners in order to achieve this; and
- Our Common Law duty to protect and keep children safe while in our care.
We fully acknowledge our responsibilities for child protection and recognise that through our day to day contact with children, school staff are well placed to identify signs of risk and harm.
We recognise that for children high self-esteem, confidence, risk awareness and good lines of communication help to reduce risks. We recognise that for some children school may be the only stable, secure and consistent environment in their lives.
We will make all parents/carers aware of the role and responsibilities of the Academy with regard to safeguarding and promoting welfare and of the existence of the Academy’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy by publishing it here on our website. A copy of this policy will be made available to parents/carers upon request.
We aim to provide a safe, secure, inclusive and consistent environment for all our children regardless of age, race, religion/belief, disability, gender, transgender or sexual orientation; one in which they feel safe, supported, valued, respected and listened to.
The Designated Teachers for Child Protection and Safeguarding are Mrs Wendy Shuttle (Greenfield School) and Mrs Alison Wolfe (Pulloxhill School).
The Director for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Mrs Joanna Shortland.
We recognise our responsibilities for the children in our care and to this end we make out of hours provision including Breakfast Club from 7:45 am and After School Club until 6:00 pm; both clubs are at Greenfield School. Transport to and from our out of hours clubs is provided for children attending Pulloxhill School.
The ChildLine website is accessible at https://www.childline.org.uk/