Safeguarding at Orchard Meadow
Orchard Meadow Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which can be viewed here.
Please click here for the Appendix to the Safeguarding Policy (March 2021) with key Covid-19 changes to the school's safeguarding policy.
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Capturing how pupil feel and any worries they may have is really important to us. We regularly use pupil voice surveys and pupil conferencing to evaluate what we do, particularly when it comes to pupil well-being. The latest survey was conducted earlier this term (headline findings below).
We use 'Zones of Regulation' in every classroom too as part of our Family Meetings, which helps pupils who are worried or upset express how they are feeling.
- 93% of pupils said they feel safe at school.
- 90% of pupils said they felt excited to be back at school, having returned, compared with 75% before the start of the new school year.
Pupil Voice survey October 2020
- 91% of parents said they felt that their child was safe in school.
Parent survey (Edurio) November 2020
Our commitment to keeping everyone safe is reinforced daily through our pledge, which is part of Family Meetings. Teachers remind pupils that: 'it is my job to keep you safe' and they answer: 'it is our job to keep it that way'. This helps to create a culture of shared responsibility for everyone's safety.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Orchard Meadow is William Power (Headteacher).
All of our Deputy DSLs have received DSL training and form part of our wider Safeguarding team, which works together to ensure pupils ar Orchard Meadow are kept safe:
You may also find the following links useful for further information:
Contact details for Local Authority Designated Officer
Concerns about a child
Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board
NSPCC Is your child ready to be left alone?
Safeguarding is everyones responsibility - if you concerns for a child's welfare you can report to the NSPCC
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