Pupils, staff and Governors of St. Peter's C of E Primary School believe that effectively safeguarding children is essential. We want to keep all children safe from harm and ensure that their well-being and welfare, is a priority throughout the school day and life.
Please also see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy available in the policy section of the website and remember if you do have any concerns, please do come and talk to us. Yvonne Reeson is the Senior Designated Person for Safeguarding and Bettina Houghton is the Deputy.
All staff including teachers, teaching assistants, admin and midday supervisors completed their annual 'Safeguarding' and 'Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Duty' CPD on 22nd January 2018.
All course participation certificates are kept in the school Safeguarding file.
Gooseberry Planet is a new app has been created to teach school children about the dangers of the internet.
Although the technology that our children are able to use these days is incredible, this evolution also brings about exposure to dangers such as cyberbullying and sexualization.
It's long since been recognised that children need safeguarding against these dangers and teaching about the negative aspects of spending too much time online.
Up until this point, online safeguarding has had a limited place on the school curriculum but a new app called Gooseberry Planet has an innovative new concept that could change this.
Gooseberry Planet recognises that it's now the teachers role to educate children and their parents on how to use the internet safely. That's why they have created software that can educate children through an interactive game, which both teachers and parents can view and be involved in alongside them.
As a school, we have subscribed to Gooseberry Planet in order to help keep our children safe on-line.
Please refer to some of the documents below for the most up-to-date guidance on this important issue.