Safeguarding at Sandfield
The well-being of the children and staff at Sandfield is of utmost priority. The grounds are secure throughout the school day and only accessible by an electronic gate that is monitored by staff. Deliveries and visitors must announce their arrival, vehicles are not permitted access to the school grounds.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy in place which we refer to in our Parent Handbook. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and Governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and Carers are welcome to request a copy of the policy at any time.
There are times when we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed woth his/ her parents or carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is
Mr Jonathan Kirkham (Headteacher)
Our Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is
Mr Mark Mosley (Assistant Headteacher)
Miss Hannah Jones (Assistant Headteacher)
Mrs Paula van der Meulen (HSLW)
If you are concerned about a child's welfare, please record your concern and any observations or conversations heard and report it to the DSL as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that he/ she is unsuitable to work with children), then you should report this to the Headteacher in confidence, who will manage the matter according to policy guidelines. If it concerns the Headteacher or the Acting Deputy Headteacher, report it to the Chair of Governors, who will then manage the matter according to policy guidelines.
Please click here to see s copy of the school's Safeguarding Booklet that is given to all visitors, volunteers, Governors and staff.
Parents may find the following information and websites useful when discussing online safety with your child/ren.
Further information can be found on the Online Safety page of this website