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Safeguarding Children

Pastoral care is valued highly at Dore Primary School and is an important part of our commitment to core values, offering a warm, caring and supportive environment. When you spend time in our school you will get a sense of the respect our pupils have for each other and our visitors and the excellent rapport between adult and pupil with the care of older pupils for younger children.  We also put a very high priority on keeping our site safe for all users and work closely with the Local Authority and all its services. Our school and grounds are surveilled by CCTV cameras.

The school has adopted the Sheffield Safeguarding Board Policies which can be found in a file at the bottom of this page. As you know Child Sexual Exploitation has hit the headlines, especially in South Yorkshire in 2014. It is very concerning because of the ease and danger of abuse with widespread online access  and in social media. Please read the Sheffield CSE Policy here.

Equipment and Grounds

Our children are delighted with the fabulous equipment that we have in our school grounds and we are pleased with the extra opportunities the children have for facing challenges and assessing risk for themselves. We have very clear guidelines about the usage of this play equipment. 

Parents and carers can support us in this by supervising their own children or charges before and after school, if you wish to make use of our wonderful grounds and equipment. We do need to remind you that you are responsible for your own children and charges at these times.  We expect all children to follow all the safety rules regarding play and play equipment AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING after school.  N.B. Climbing ON TOP OF the jungle gyms / train  is not allowed.  The school gates are locked at 5.45 p.m. or dusk whichever is earlier.

Online Safety

Whilst much appreciating the tremendous scope that computing brings to our learning we place a high priority on educating our children about the online safety measures they must use when online.

Growing Up Skills 

Throughout our curriculum and particularly in GUS (Growing Up Skills) the children are taught a wide range of health and safety aspects; they are taught the importance of their own responsibilities in looking after themselves and each other; vitally they are also taught the Universal Rights of the Child and how they can keep themselves safe and how to judge RISK.  Our Values and mottos and TEAM DORE approach complement this work as does our very strong assembly programme. Every year in Assembly it is explained that the school has a Safeguarding responsibility and members of staff who make sure that children can be safe and know who to tell if they have any worries in school or at home.  See the NSPCC materials of the PANTS programme in files below. (The PANTS Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse - without using scary words or mentioning sex.)

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer - DSL - DHT Jason Fletcher
  • The Deputy Lead for Safeguarding is Pippa Tidy
  • Safeguarding Assistant: Andrea Atkinson
  • Link Governor for Safeguarding is James Kenny-Levick
  • E Safety officers: Matthew Smith (Reception class teacher) and Richard Hanks (Y5 teacher)
  • E Safety Link Governor: Andrew Bush
  • Designated officer for Looked after Children (LAC): DHT, Jason Fletcher 
 Reception Wednesday Walk
 
 Anti-bullying messgaes have a high profile

 

 
 
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