Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of pupils.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to harm, ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff will follow the LSCB (Local Safeguarding Board Procedures) Child Protection Procedures and inform Children’s Services Social Care of the concern.
Child protection officers-
Designated Person - Headteacher - Paul Newton
Nominated Deputy - Deputy Headteacher - Peter Atherton
Data Protection in Schools and Freedom of Information
Due to statutory requirements, the school must hold certain information about its pupils, covering all manner of things from personal home information to academic statistics. To ensure that Data Protection guidelines are not breached and that parents have a full overview of the information we are required to hold by law we provide an annual notice to parents, now referred to as the Privacy Notice (Sept 09), which details the information we can hold legally and our obligations under the Data Protection Act. This information is periodically renewed in line with legislation advised by the LA. If there are any areas of it that you would like to discuss further, do not hesitate to contact the School Office. The Council also hold information relating to the Freedom of Information Act, which is a complex legal framework detailing what records and information members of the public can and cannot have access to. If you would like further clarification about the Act, please contact the Freedom of Information Officer for Children’s Services on 0191 3833000.