Raysfield federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Staff and volunteers regularly receive training related to safeguarding. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment. These can be viewed in the policies section of our website.
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 our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. All staff have a legal responsibility to share any safeguarding concerns with the designated safeguarding lead.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff this must be reported to the headteacher, or the safeguarding governor if the concern relates to the headteacher. Any allegations will then be passed onto to the local authority designated officer (LADO) who will work with the school to investigate the allegation.
If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child or the conduct of a member of staff, please report it to the designated safeguarding lead. (DSL)
- Our designated safeguarding lead is Louise Lewis (Executive Headteacher)
- Our deputy designated safeguarding leads are Sarah Sheppard (Infant Head) and Mark Williams (Junior Head)
- Our safeguarding governor is C Hayward
All the above can be contacted through the main school offices on 01454 867140/01454 866795.
Safeguarding the School Site
The Governors request that, for safety reasons, no dogs are brought onto the school site. Wheeled bikes and scooters should be secured at the bike/scooter racks and not ridden around the playground at any time. Our children should not use the Junior play equipment on their way to or home from school. Pushchairs need to be left outside as unfortunately we do not have the space for them in school. As we are a ‘smoke free zone’, in line with county policy the Governors request that parents/carers refrain from smoking on school grounds when bringing and collecting children or during or after fund raising events. This includes e-cigarettes.