Bapchild and Tonge CE (Aided) Primary School and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. We welcome suggestions and comments that will contribute to this process these can be made directly to the Headteacher or an Assistant Headteacher, Classteacher, the school office or indirectly using email or the comments box in the school lobby.
We recognise the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
We recognise that children who are abused or witness violence are likely to have low self-esteem and may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth. They may feel helplessness, humiliation and some sense of blame. Our school may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in their lives.
Bapchild and Tonge CofE (Aided) Primary School will endeavour to support the welfare and safety of all pupils through:
At Bapchild and Tonge CofE (Aided) Primary School the Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Headteacher (Mr Kelly) and Deputy Headteacher (Mr Smiley) and Assistant Headteacher (Mrs Smith) although any member of staff will listen to your concerns and take appropriate action. Mrs Bromwich is our Safeguarding Governor. We have provided on this page our school Safeguarding Policy and some useful documents and website links.
As part of Bapchild and Tonge CofE ) Aided Primary School commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:
Please click here for a link to the official government document.