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Safeguarding @ Gnoll

The general safety and well being of our children is paramount to us and influences all that we aim to achieve at Gnoll.  In order to ensure that we comply with expectations, a number of procedures and practices are in place.  These include :

A ‘single central record’ with details of all employees.

  • Records of any racist incidents.
  • Records of any bullying and harassment incidents.
  • Record of any welfare concerns.
  • Risk assessments.

Our employment procedures within a Single Central Record include details of enhanced DBS checks, proof of identity checks, a record of qualifications, evidence of permission to work and the date checks were made and by whom.

With regard to the appointment of staff, the recruitment panel includes a member of staff who has been trained in safe recruitment practices and gained the necessary qualification.

We are also conscious of our responsibility to closely monitor and support recognised vulnerable groups of children (eg pupils who are ‘looked after’ or are on the child protection register).  To help us discharge the duty, we work closely with key external agencies to ensure safeguarding practices are complied with.

We provide a secure site for our children and adults are asked to adhere to our rules.  School gates are kept locked except at the start and end of the day.  Visitors may enter only through the main entrance after signing in at the office.

Related documentation that support our safeguarding practice include our:

  • Health and Safety policy
  • Behaviour, Discipline and Anti-bullying policy
  • Child protection policy
  • Attendance policy
  • First Aid policy
  • Confidential Reporting policy

All staff are trained in relation to child protection and a school child protection officer has been identified.  Being safe and feeling safe are the two main outcomes for our children.  We spend time talking to them to discuss any concerns and how effectively our policy operates in practice.

Safeguarding Review

In a recent Safeguarding Review Gnoll Primary School was identified as having examples of ‘outstanding practice’ linked to the wellbeing and safety of our pupils. Pupils feel: valued, safe and happy at Gnoll Primary School and the procedures and policies in place have been held up as outstanding practice. The whole school community are proud of this outcome and celebrate the ongoing success of the school and the quality of education we provide for the children of Neath. To receive automatic updates and news on school events, sign up to our Twitter feed. You don’t need to be a Twitter member to read news. You can also sign up for text updates via Twitter but please check with your mobile operator whether charges apply. We also use Teachers2Parents where by a text can be sent to your mobile. Please ensure that we have your current mobile number.