St Matthew's CE School recognises the importance it gives to all pupils' welfare and Safeguarding.
The Children's Act 2004 states: Every Child Matters
All children have the right to:
•Enjoy and Achieve
•Achieve Economic Well-being
•Make a Positive Contribution
The school takes safeguarding very seriously, we have a signing in book for all people who enter the building, and badges for visitors. There are key-pads on the entrance and junior exit doors, and the playground is fenced and padlocked, as is the path to the dining hall.
We also have a new fire alarm system, and encourage visits from local fire services and PSCO to talk to the children about topical issues/occurances.
Our school visits coordinator works alongside Kym Allan (our health and safety consultants) to complete risk assessments.
Furthermore, we have a filtering system set up by Cumbria County Council, and parents fill in a consent form at the start of the year allowing the use of children’s images/names to be used on the school website.
At St Matthew's CE School Every Child really does Matter.
Staff in school are in a good position to keep a watchful eye on children and their safety, and to protect them from harm.
If staff have concerns they have a duty to inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding and Child Protection.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Carole Satterthwaite (Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs K Johnston and Mrs L Harrison
Governor Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Claire Beaty (Nominated Governor)
Out of Hours Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Head Teacher)
Click on the links below to visit these online safety websites.