Safeguarding is our key priority at Sandown and underpins all that we do. Our focus is about promoting welfare and keeping children safe. It is a priority for everyone in our school community.
There are different ways we keep children safe. We work to improve the general health and wellbeing of all children. We support disadvantaged children. Another aspect of safeguarding is child protection. This is specific action to identify and protect children.
If you have a child protection concern, speak to a member of our team below on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01424 436983.
Or you can make a referral (anonymously if you wish) to Single Point of Advice (SPOA).
Read our Safeguarding policy.
Our safeguarding policy in practice
Our wider curriculum embraces all aspects of safeguarding. In our PSHE Jigsaw curriculum, children learn how their bodies grow and change. They learn about safe relationships and understand who a trusted adult might be.
We teach the Rising Stars approach to online safety. Each term the children have a lesson on strong passwords, staying safe online and what to do if things go wrong.
At Sandown, pupil welfare is of upmost importance. There are posters of our Welfare Team around the school. Children know they can share their worries or concerns with them or any of the staff. Every class has a Worry Monster, this is where children can leave a note to their teacher, indicating they need to share a worry.
Every year group has a broad curriculum element linking to Staying Safe. In KS1 and the Early Years Foundation Stage we have visits from ‘People Who Help Us’. There are visits from the Fire Service to focus on fire safety in the home and in Key Stage 2 there is Bikeability training.