Barons CourtPrimary School and Nursery

‘Caring, sharing, achieving. Respect and responsibility.’

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  • and Nursery,
  • Avenue Road, Westcliff-on-Sea,
  • Essex, SS0 7PJ
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Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

At Barons Court Primary School and Nursery safeguarding of all of our children is paramount and we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all of our children. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and as a school we implement a range of initiatives in school to promote our children, staff and families well-being and happiness so that everyone has the opportunity to strive and reach their full potential. Children within our school know how to seek support and feel that they are listened to with supportive action taken by staff within our school. Safeguarding at Barons Court is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm and that we all feel safe in our environment – so if you are ever concerned about the safety or well-being of someone within our school community please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).  The safeguarding team within our school is:

Mrs Jones - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Robinson - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Dane - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Thornton - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Miss Elson - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Turner - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Docherty - Safeguarding Governor

Within our school all staff and Governors are trained annually on our safeguarding procedures and are fully aware of the key documentation to promote safeguarding within our school, such as the school’s Safeguarding Policy and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ which can be found on the 'Policies' page of our school website. We also actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and have a range of policies and procedures in place which enhance our contribution to safeguarding within our school.

Working in Partnership

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a discussion would be contrary to the child’s welfare. We work hard to ensure highly effective and productive professional relationships with external partners to ensure the best interests of each learner. Leaders work strategically with services such as Children's Services, Health Services and the Police to support our learners. During the academic year 2021-2022 we are working with local partners to prevent against County Lines and will implement workshops to ensure that our pupils, parents and staff are fully aware of any dangers facing them within our local community. Safeguarding is also woven into our curriculum through our PSHE lessons, computing lessons, assemblies and through special events and external visitors.

We have exceptionally strong relationships with our families and have a detailed, in-depth knowledge about our community to ensure that our support and actions are proactive, prompt and in line with what our children and families need.

Evaluating our Work

The Senior Leadership Team meet weekly to review the safeguarding work of our school with a focus on process, practice and performance. We are open to scrutiny by our partners and share practice and ideas with other schools. Our Safeguarding Governor has a strong, experienced professional background which ensures rigour around questioning practice and impact. Our safeguarding practice and process are agenda items on our termly Full Governing Body meetings.