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Safeguarding

St. Vincent's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding all our children. We believe that children have a right to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment. Children have a right to be protected from all types of abuse. All staff at St Vincent's are all highly trained in Safeguarding and the Prevent Duty. Staff are vigilant in looking for signs of abuse and know how to apply our robust safeguarding procedures.   Our Designated Safeguarding Team is listed below: 

Safeguarding Governor:                              Mrs Donnachie

Designated Safeguarding Lead:                 Mrs Harrop

Deputy Safeguarding Leads:                      Mrs Tiernan, Mrs Farrell, Mrs Sutton 

Covid 

We are taking every precaution to keep our school community safe. Please see the Covid-19 risk assessment under the Key Information tab with the drop down tab Covid information and support.  

Safeguarding Guidance

We adhere to all statutory guidance listed below:  

Keeping Children Safe In Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children

What To Do If You're Worried A Child Is Being Abused

Information Sharing for Practitioners

The Prevent Duty

Trafford Children's First Response

Children's First Response is Trafford’s single point of contact for all professionals and members of the public to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and/or family. If the child is at immediate risk of harm call the Police on 999. If you are a member of the public who has a concern about a child, and they are not at immediate risk of harm, you should call Trafford Children's First Response on 0161 912 5125 during office hours (Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4:30) or 0161 912 2020 out of hours (Emergency Duty Team).

Safeguarding Curriculum 

Pupil safeguarding and the promotion of fundamental British Values are a core aspect aspect of our work at St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School. Great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our broad curriculum is enriched with opportunities to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour and welfare and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding. Our PSHE and RSE curriculum covers all areas of safeguarding through each of the strands. We are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some more sensitive subjects are taught at an age appropriate level, or at a small group level or 1:1 level where a need arises. We challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing. We give children opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, personal rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities that develop moral concepts that impact positively on safeguarding, promote British Values and prevent radicalisation and extremism.  

Here are some examples of the work we do to ensure children remain safe:

  • Online safety lessons and pupil digital leaders in school
  • Safe use of technology including password security and privacy settings
  • “Stranger Danger”, being safe in the outdoors, what to do if?
  • What to do if you are separated from your group (in relation to school visits) 
  • Robust anti-bullying policy and procedures and buddy system
  • Reminders about behaviour rewards and behaviour we want to see inside and outside of school
  • Health and Safety policies and procedures including risk assessments
  • Relationship and Sex Education Policy
  • NSPCC Pants lessons each year
  • Positive mental health and well-being is promoted through yoga and relaxation techniques
  • Bikeability
  • Fire awareness visits from the local fire service and fire drills
  • Visits to school from medical staff/ outside agencies
  • Work with local health services re immunisations and health emergencies
  • Computing, PSHE, DT, Science and PE policies and schemes of work which include safety guidelines and risk assessments
  • PHSE Policy and themes which include strategies for developing self-esteem and confidence
  • Regular learning walks seeking children’s views on safety and ensuring they understand safety rules
  • School Council is proactive in listening to other children’s views and acting upon their ideas
  • Clear safety procedures built into the start and end of each day
  • Talks from dental hygienists, nurses, police, road safety officers, fire fighters which extend the children’s knowledge of staying safe and healthy
  • Hats and cream worn for sun protection and the use of the outdoor environment in all weathers to promote health and well-being.
  • Safegaurding induction procedures for new staff and volunteer helpers. 
  • Fruit and water are made available for all KS1 children on a daily basis. All children have access to drinking wate.
  • Our RE curriculum includes units which celebrate diversity, caring for others, making healthy choices and the upholding of Catholic values
  • Two hours of PE each week, swimming and water safety lessons and a range of clubs to join. 

Safeguarding Newsletter

Safeguarding newsletter Spring 2020

Safeguarding newsletter Summer 2020

Safeguarding newsletter Autumn 2020

Safeguarding newsletter Spring 2021

Safeguarding newsletter Summer 2021

 

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
Altrincham,
Cheshire,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

Tel: 0161 911 8040

admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

Testimonials

We couldn't be happier with St Vincent's, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent's, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey