Kingswood Parks Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard all children and adults and have rigorous procedures in place to do so.
Our priority is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We know that children thrive better and are able to reach their full potential when we all work closely together.
Child Protection is a crucial part of school life. All staff receive regular training on how to keep children safe. Every member of the school community has a responsibility to keep all children safe.
Meet our safeguarding team:
Mr S Harris Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Headteacher
Mrs K Garmston
Child Protection Lead
Miss Rosie Mawer Governor for Safeguarding
Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.
We do this by:
Meeting Health and Safety standards
DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
Securing our site, including data protection
Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
‘Children are safe and happy in the early years. There are clear routines which allow children to develop independence. ‘…
‘Pupils are proud when elected as members of the school council’…
‘School assemblies give pupils the opportunity to
think about others and the communities they live in’…
‘The school offers pupils lots of opportunities for learning beyond their lessons’…
‘Pupils are very proud of the work they do in their ‘mastery of skills’
‘Making reading exciting and interesting, is at the heart of the school’s learning programmes’…
‘The behaviour of pupils is exceptional. Pupils work with each other and this allows them to learn and succeed’…
‘Teachers and staff have very high expectations of pupils. Pupils are clear about
these expectations and work hard to meet them’…
‘Pupils enjoy out-of-school visits and they learn from visitors to the school too’…
‘Activities are well thought out and structured. Children develop their reading and number skills through play.’…
‘Pupils told us that they feel safe and well looked after in their school’…
‘Younger pupils learn their phonics knowledge well. Anyone who does fall behind
gets the support they need to catch up’…
‘The quality of education is good. Leaders have planned the curriculum with lots of thought’…
‘Pupils behave sensibly around the school during social times. They support each other and show care and consideration for
‘High-quality reading books provide a basis for lots of learning. There is a new book to study every half term in every year group.’…