At Sidlesham Primary School we are committed to safeguarding all children and adults. Mrs Osmend is the Designated Named Member of Staff for Safeguarding and Mr Wood and Mr Blake-Lobb are the Deputy Designated Named Members of Staff for Safeguarding. They have all undertaken training for the role and this is renewed every 2 years. The Designated Named Governor for Safeguarding is Mr M. Foster, who has also received training for her role. All staff in school have received safeguarding training, renewed regularly. We have a safeguarding policy which is reviewed every year.
Mr Wood has undertaken training on Safer Recruitment. All correct procedures are followed carefully when recruiting new staff and all adults who work in school have had a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check.
Mrs McGovern is the Designated First Aider and has undertaken training for her role which is renewed every 3 years. Mr Wood is a certified First Aid Instructor. Other staff also have first aid training including some with Paediatric First Aid.
Our school grounds are safe and secure, with a perimeter fence that encloses the children. All visitors must gain permission to enter the grounds, sign in and wear visitors identification badge at all times. All staff also sign in and wear an identification badge at all times. Health and safety checks are kept up to date and risk assessments are made for all areas of the school and for every visit out of school. Fire practices and dynamic lockdown practices are held each term and all members of staff are trained in what to do in the event of an emergency.
Through our curriculum children learn how to keep themselves safe and this includes when using the internet. We have an e-safety policy and children are made aware of the dangers when working on computers or hand held devices. You can also visit our e-safety page for more information.
The Head Teacher, Mr Wood, welcomes any comments and is always available to listen to any concerns regarding safeguarding.