All staff at Westerton receive regular Child Protection training. The school works with a variety of agencies to support the needs of children and families. Designated staff for Child Protection are:
Mrs Makin, Mrs Lazarus, Mr Woodburn, Mrs Downes, Mr Pool, Mrs Rook and Mrs Bragg
Westerton also has a named governor with responsibilities for Child Protection. Parents can request a full copy of the school’s Child Protection Policy from the office if required.
Organisations and individuals who work with children and young people have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. The Principal, Deputy Principal, Vice Principal and Chair of Governors have all undertaken ‘Safer Recruitment’ training. This sets out procedures and strategies to help those in the recruitment process to deter, identify and reject applicants who are unsuitable to work with children. All staff at Westerton have a current Enhanced DBS check. School volunteers have standard DBS vetting checks. Employment of any new staff follows ‘Safer Recruitment’ procedures and is extremely rigorous.
To ensure the security of the site, access to school during the day will be via the school office only.
Drop off and collection of children
The school gates will be open at 8.40am to allow access into the playground. Cloakroom doors will open at 8.50am to allow children to enter the building. The school gates will be locked again at 9.05am.
At the end of the school day, the gates will be unlocked at 3.05pm to allow access for collection of children. The gates will be locked at 3.30pm when collection is complete.
To pick up children who attend Nursery in the morning, the Westerton Road gate is opened at 11:45 to allow access to the playground. The Westerton Road gate opens at 12:15 for afternoon children to come into Nursery. It is locked at approximately 12:20pm
Health and Safety
All staff at Westerton have a responsibility for Health and Safety. The school has a designated governor for this area who meets with the Headteacher, Site Manager and members of staff with responsibilities for Health and Safety. Site inspections are carried out regularly. In the Autumn Term 2013, Westerton had a comprehensive Health and Safety audit from the Local Authority. Standards at Westerton were found to be outstanding.
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