At Cannon Lane Primary School we are dedicated to ensuring the children are happy, safe and successful. As you would expect, safeguarding every child’s welfare and wellbeing is our top priority. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
(ref. HM Government, 2015, Working together to safeguard children)
Our Deputy Headteacher Mrs Brown is Cannon Lane Primary School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Our Assistant Headteacher Mrs Rea is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and works closely with Mrs Brown. Both designated teachers have completed Level 3 Safeguarding training with Harrow Local Safeguarding Children’s Board. In addition, Head Teacher Mr Phillips also has this level of training.
The DSL is the main contact point for any safeguarding issues within the school. The role involves keeping up to date with legislative and administrative changes in procedures; ensuring staff are trained in aspects of safeguarding including child protection protocols; liaising with external agencies such as health and social care professionals; working with the Headteacher and Governors to ensure Cannon Lane Primary School is meeting the needs of all children.
Cannon Lane Primary School also has a Safeguarding Governor, Dr. K. Day who supports the school in matters of strategy, policy and accountability.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of all members of school staff which is why a regular training programme is delivered to everyone at Cannon Lane Primary School whether they are teaching staff, admin staff, midday supervisors or after school club providers. All members of staff, including volunteers and after school club providers, have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 Safeguarding training.
The Cannon Lane Primary School Prevent Strategy has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:
All schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The safer recruitment of staff in schools is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children in education. Cannon Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are often asked questions on how to deal with challenging behaviour or how to establish appropriate boundaries at home. Parenting is probably the most important role that an adult will ever carry out and the one that they receive the least training and support for! We are hoping to run sessions for parents and carers on important issues in future but as a starting point we would like to offer the document linked below with some tips on managing challenging behaviour at home.
If you wish to find out more about keeping children safe, the websites of the organisations below have lots of information:
Harrow Safeguarding Children Board