Safeguarding

Doors and Bells

We value the security of all at Staple Hill. In the morning the bell is rung and doors are opened at 8.50 am. They are closed at 9.00 am. Staff are available in the playground from 8.45 am. Reception parents are invited to bring their child into the classroom and settle them in the mornings. This practice is continued at the beginning of Year 1 but children are then encouraged to become more independent. All latecomers must go the school office and sign in. The doors to all the buildings remain closed at all times during the school day except lunch and break times. At the end of the day the children are escorted to the door by a member of staff. Please ensure that the school is informed if your child is to be collected by someone different from normal. Please let the class teacher know in the morning when you drop off your child or phone the school office during the day. Please do not come into the cloakroom areas with your child, it creates congestion and safety is compromised. Entrance to the main school is via the school office.

Child Protection

All staff, both teaching and non-teaching, have a responsibility to care for children and are required by law to take appropriate action in cases of suspected or reported child abuse.

Our first priority is your child’s welfare and therefore there may be occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by The South Gloucestershire Area Child Protection Procedural Manual.

Insurance

There are no personal accident benefits arranged for pupils whilst involved in school activities or on day visits; nor is personal property covered by any insurance against theft or damage. It is of particular importance that parents safeguard their children’s possessions by insuring against such losses and/or damage. Parents of pupils going on a visit/activity for which no special insurance arrangements have been made and who consider that further insurance cover for their children is required are advised to make their own arrangements.

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