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Safeguarding at Thorpe Hall

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Child Protection

  • Annual training completed for all staff.

  • 2 Designated Safeguarding Officers – P. Houghton , J. Dodd

  • Safeguarding governor – D Lewis

  • Training for Governors completed.

  • Early identification of concerns.

  • Clear procedures understood by all staff.

  • Safeguarding concerns forms, incidents forms, accident reports, medical treatment slips for parents.

  • Clear, accurate, chronological records kept confidentially.

  • Good liaison with Children’s services.

  • Reports generated for multi-agency meetings.

  • PREVENT training for Staff


Staff Conduct

  • All staff have a clear and current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Status check.

  • Staff Code of Conduct with clear expectations.

  • Teacher’s Standards.

  • Staff held accountable to Duty of Care for all pupils.

  • ID worn at all times

  • Signing in and out of the premises.

  • Disqualification forms completed.

  • Dress code



  • Healthy Eating

  • Stranger Danger

  • Road Safety

  • Taking care of our Teeth.

  • Exercise for Health

  • PSHE curriculum



  • Policy including a child friendly policy accessible to all pupils.

  • Anti-Bullying Charter in each class.

  • SEAL programme and assemblies.

  • Behaviour policy

  • Anti –bullying week to raise awareness.

  • New build design – individual toilets.

  • Good lines of site of playground.

  • High levels of supervision at breaktimes.



Building design

  • Follow Waltham Forest Policy.
  • Senior staff led investigations.

  • Clear, accurate record keeping dated and signed.

  • External agencies involved if appropriate.

  • Individual toilets in new building

  • Automatic lighting

  • Emergency safety lighting.

  • Keep left on stairs.

  • Warning cones used when floor becomes wet.

  • Absorbent flooring near external doors.

  • Fire Alarm system – audible and visual.



Safe recruitment and selection

  • 3 members of senior staff trained in safer recruitment
  • Safeguarding governor trained.

  • Advertisements include details of Safeguarding checks and Procedures.

  • References sought prior to appointment.

  • DBS checks made prior to commencement of position.


Whistle Blowing

  • Whistle blowing policy in place and shared with all staff.


Health and Safety

  • Open door policy in school especially in situations of lone working. ( Exceptions would include therapy in some cases, although these sessions would be timetabled and with parents consent.)
  • Annual audit

  • Signage – Emergency exits.

  • School Meals menu – nutritious and balanced.

  • Height and weight checks for Reception and Year 6.

  • School nurse visits.

  • First Aid

  • Accident Records .

  • Risk assessments – Visits, School site, Visitors,

  • Fire alarm weekly test.

  • Termly fire drills and evacuation plans.

  • Fire extinguishers and training.

  • PAT testing

  • Flu jabs for staff

  • Asbestos survey

  • Water checks.

  • Accident data monitoring


Behaviour Management

  • Behaviour Policy understood and upheld by school community.
  • Daily monitoring of behaviour incidents.

  • Reflection in Time out room.

  • Behaviour policy adapted for all ages.

  • Weekly monitoring of standards of behaviour by DHT.

  • Rewards and celebration of good behaviour.

  • Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning materials used for Assemblies. (SEAL)



  • First Day calling for absence if no message received.
  • Weekly monitoring of attendance by Data Manager.

  • Parent support advisor available to help improve attendance and punctuality.

  • EWO employed to visit families causing concern.

  • EWO does ‘late gate’ visits.

  • Fixed Penalty Notices served for unauthorised absence.

  • No holidays authorised in term time.



  • London Grid for Learning consent forms completed for each child, and member of staff.
  • E-safety week in curriculum map.

  • Parent/Pupils  E-safety workshops

  • No mobile phones allowed during the school day.

  • Firewall on servers to prevent inappropriate sites being accessed.