Advice for visitors
Everyone who visits our school should be aware of their responsibility to make sure that all young people are safe. Please ask for Mrs Brooke (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or any member of the Safeguarding Team, if you are unclear about areas linked to child safety during your visit.
If you are worried about the safety of any young person in our school, you must report this to Mrs Brooke or a member of the Safeguarding Team. They can be contacted through Reception.
As a visitor, it is important that you remember the following:
- If you are working in a 1:1 situation with a pupil, the academy must view your Enhanced DBS check or have evidence from your organisation that you have an Enhanced DBS in place. Please see Mrs McAree, Office Manager, if you have any queries.
- Do not have physical contact with any pupil.
- Never exchange contact details with a pupil or agree to meet a child outside the school environment. Do not communicate with pupils through social media.
- Keep a record of the times and dates of any unplanned contact with pupils and let Mrs Brooke know as soon as possible.
- Do not take photographs or video footage while you are on site unless you have been given permission by Mrs Bignell or Mrs Brooke.
- If a child has a conversation with you which leads you to think they are being harmed or their safety is at risk, you have a duty to pass the information on to protect the child. You must inform Mrs Brooke or a member of the Safeguarding Team immediately.
While on site, you are legally responsible for taking reasonable care of your own health and safety and the safety of others affected by your activities.
For further information, please refer to the policies on our website or our safeguarding information folder which is located in the Reception area.