Twin Sails Infant and Nursery school is commited to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers to share the same commitment.
Children and young people have a fundamental right to be protected from harm. If there is any reason to suspect that a child has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm, staff and visitors must inform the Designated Safeguarding Leads immediately.
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Sara Coulter - Deputy Head of School
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Andrea Williams - Head of School
Katie Walker - SENDCo
Pastoral Care Worker:
Nia Jennings (Teacher)
Kayleigh Atwill (Teacher)
The members of staff shown above are designated as having responsibility for liaising with the local social services department and other agencies. All other staff attend regular safeguarding training and understand how to contact social services at the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub). However they will always refer to the DSL if they have concerns.
In our school we regularly talk to the children about how to keep themselves safe.
We believe at Twin Sails that it is hugely important for children growing up in today's digital world to know and understand how to use the internet safely. We have therefore taken positive steps in our learning to ensure that risks are minimalised by educating and empowering our children to use the Internet with care.
Our school E-safety champions are Miss Atwill and Mr Rogers.
They work hard to help keep everyone safe on-line by leading regular assemblies, organising E-safety days and ensuring all children know the 'Internet Awesome' rules.
We all know that bullying can happen both in and out of school and parents, carers, teachers and other professionals have a duty to take action if they suspect or discover that a child is being bullied.
Bullying includes the constant repetition of any of the following:
- People calling you names
- Making things up to get you into trouble
- Hitting, pinching, biting, pushing and shoving
- Taking things away from you
- Damaging your belongings
- Stealing your money
- Taking your friends away from you
- Spreading rumours
- Threats and intimidation
- Making silent or abusive phone calls
- Bullies can also frighten you so that you don’t want to go to school, so that you pretend to be ill to avoid them
Are you being bullied?
Do you know someone who is being bullied?
Talk to your parent or adult in your family;
Talk to a Teacher, adult family friend or neighbour;
Get Advice e.g.
- Safety Net
- Bullying UK
- Kidscape – provides useful information to help you combat bullying and
- Anti-Bullying Alliance
What is the Prevent strategy?
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.
The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
Educate Against Hate – https://educateagainsthate.com/
This is an important government website that provide advice and information about protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?
From July 2015 all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.
This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.
The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. However, it is about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect.
Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss any issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
For more information download our parent pamphlet: