Policies, Safeguarding and Other Key Documents
Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
These policies have been equality impact assessed and we believe that it is in line with the Equality Act 2010 as it is fair, it does not prioritise or disadvantage any pupil and it helps to promote equality at this school. See our Equality Policy for further details on how St.Michael's is complying with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty).
Charging and Remissions Policy
Equality Objectives Action Plan
Harmful Sexual Behaviours Policy
Learning, Teaching and Feedback
Mental health and Well-being Policy
Privacy Notice for Visitors to the school
Privacy Notice for Volunteers and Visitors (Summary)
Privacy Notice for Governors (summary)
Full Privacy Notice for Governors
Privacy Notice for School Staff
Privacy Notice for Parents and students
Privacy Notice for pupils including children in need and children looked after
Reducing the need for restrictive intervention
Should you wish to obtain a printed copy of any of the above policies, please contact the school office.
Safeguarding at St. Michael's
'Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility'
St. Michael's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at St Michaels Primary School we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.
The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.
We work hard to maintain a culture of openness and vigilance amongst all staff, governors, parents and volunteers and we arrange ongoing training and review procedures and policies regularly, in line with statutory and recommended guidance.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed above.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
https://www.bbc.com/ownit - click here for the new BBC website that is designed to help children under 12 navigate online safely.
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1110/home-alone-guide-keeping-child-safe.pdf - click on the link for information from the NSPCC about leaving your child home alone.
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1195/positive-parenting.pdf - An NSPCC guide to Positive Parenting (just click on the link)
The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, of incidents where a when a child or young person has experienced or been exposed to any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence. Whilst also ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.