Safeguarding

The safeguarding of children is a high priority at Alsager Highfields School.

 

The school has a Safeguarding Designated Lead, this is Mr Whiston, Headteacher (head@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk) and a Deputy Safeguarding Lead, this is Mrs Henshall, Assistant Headteacher / SENCO (senco@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk).

All staff working within the school have a current DBS which is a certificate issued following a search through police records. DBS details are recorded on the Central Register which is constantly updated and records of references and qualifications are maintained along side.

Staff have regular updates of safeguarding training and more in-depth training for certain staff with management responsibilities. When we recruit new staff, we check to make sure that they are suitable to work with children and we follow the guidelines of safe recruitment. All new staff have a safeguarding briefing as part of their induction.

One of the Governors has a specific role and responsibility for Safeguarding matters and is able to report and advise the full Governing Body.

If there is any dissatisfaction with the effectiveness of safeguarding, these should be raised with the Head teacher, or to the safeguarding Governor or put more formally through the school’s own complaints procedure.