The welfare of the children is paramount.
The safety and wellbeing of the children is the most important responsibility of the school. Emersons Green Primary School recognises its responsibility to care for children and take appropriate action in case of suspected or reported child abuse.
Key systems for ensuring children are kept safe:
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The school has a designated senior staff member responsible for co-ordinated action in cases of child protection both within and outside of the school.
The designated child protection lead is:
Mr Karl Hemmings (Headteacher)
All staff, parents and visitors are to be aware of this person’s name and report concerns to him.
In the absence of the Head, the deputy designated child protection lead is:
Mrs Soraya Young (Deputy Headteacher)
In the absence of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, the most senior member of staff assumes this role.
There is a governor who oversees and monitors Safeguarding in the school:
Mrs Jo Bishop
The school will ensure there is a clear system of communication for channelling concerns and that there are no barriers to this communication.
All staff will read and follow Keeping-children-safe-in-education. In addition, the school follows the guidelines set out by the South Gloucestershire Children’s board – http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/safeguarding/
We have a policy that is based on rewards and sanctions. Good behaviour is rewarded and inappropriate behaviour is marginalised. We expect your support to ensure your child is well behaved and polite.
When there is concern over a child’s behaviour, we will always involve the parents so that we can work together to resolve the problem.
For further information about our policies, please refer to the Policy Section.
Discipline is a system of rules for good behaviour. Good behaviour is that which conforms to the reasonable expectations and requirements of the school and is based on the need for physical safety, feelings of security and considering the needs and feelings of others – ‘treat others as you would like to be treated yourself’. This can best be achieved in the framework of a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere in which children are able to give of their best in all school life, and be encouraged and stimulated to fulfil their potential.