We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and at our school we take this responsibility very seriously.
If you have any concerns about a child or young person in our school, you must share this information immediately with our Senior Designated Professional (Headteacher) or one of the alternate post holders (Miss Cooper at Castle Acre, Miss Taylor at Narborough, Miss Willgress at Sporle).
Do not think that your worry is insignificant if it is about hygiene, appearance or behaviour – we would rather you told us as we would rather know about something that appears small than miss a worrying situation.
If you think the matter is very serious and may be related to child protection, for example, physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect, please ask to speak to member of staff confidentially, you will then be asked to provide them with a written record of your concern. A copy of the form to complete can be obtained from the school office. Please ensure you complete all sections as described.
Any allegation concerning a member of staff, a child’s foster carer or a volunteer should be reported immediately to the Headteacher. If an allegation is made about the Headteacher you should pass this information to the Chair of the Governing Body.
The people you should talk to in school are:
Lead Designated Professional: Head Teacher, Mrs Kelly Scott
Senior Designated Professional:
Miss Jenny Cooper (Castle Acre): 01760 755305
Miss Taylor (Narbrough): 01760 338048
Miss Willgress (Sporle): 01760 722393
Governor Lead for Safeguarding: Mrs Rachael Bond-Green & Ms Carolyn Watts
Chair of Governing Body: Mr Mike Dwyer
Contact, via CA school: 01760 755305
At the Nar Valley Federation of Church Academies we strive to safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our children.