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Safeguarding

Child Protection Policy

To access the Child Protection Policy, please  click here.

DfE Keeping  Children Safe in Education document

 

Disability Equality Scheme

To access the equal opportunities policy and equality objectives, please  click here

 

Equal Opportunities

To access the equal opportunities policy and equality objectives, please  click here.

 

Government Guidance

Please  click here for the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance (September 2016)

Please  click here for the Working together to Safeguard Children guidance.

 

Promoting British Values

To access the report on promoting British Values at Reading School, please  click here.

To access a guide to British Values at Reading School, please  click here.

 

Safeguarding and Promoting Welfare

The Headmaster and governors of Reading School are aware of their responsibility for appointing appropriate teaching and associate staff, ensuring that all staff have the health and qualifications for the post and are proper and fit persons to be in charge of children and young people.

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To assist in this, the school follows a formal recruitment procedure for the employment of all staff and adheres to the guidelines outlined in the school’s Child Protection Policy, the recommendations of the Singleton Report ‘Keeping our School Safe’, Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE March 2015), Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2016) and Ofsted ‘Inspecting Safeguarding’ briefing documentation.

We believe that all pupils, regardless of age, special needs or disability, racial/cultural heritage, religious belief and sexual orientation have the right to protection from all types of harm and abuse. This policy will operate in conjunction with other related policies and procedures, such as whole school policies on Bullying and Equal Opportunities.

Our approach to child protection is based on, and reflects the current principles recognised in UK legislation, including those around maintaining confidentiality and reporting concerns about pupils likely to suffer significant harm to the child protection agencies.

We encourage the students in our care to raise any concerns that they might have and ensure that these are taken seriously.

We are committed to working in partnership with parents; child protection agencies and diverse communities, to continuously develop and improve the safeguarding culture within our school.

Our robust approach to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils aims to help keep pupils safe and importantly equip them to tackle the challenges and opportunities of daily life with renewed confidence and vigour.

The Designated Child Protection Officer/Safeguarding Lead for Reading School is: Mr A Robson, Headmaster

The Deputy Designated Officer/Deputy Safeguarding Lead for Reading School is: Mr C Evans, Deputy Headmaster

The Deputy Designated Officer/Deputy Safeguarding Lead for Reading School is: Miss J Capon, Assistant Headteacher

The Designated Looked After Children Officer for Reading School is: Mr A Robson, Headmaster

The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Preventing Extremism is: Mr A Robson, Headmaster

 

Safeguarding Children Policy

To access the safeguarding children policy, please  click here.

 

Safeguarding - Behaviour and Safety Evaluations

To access the evaluation paper on behaviour and safety, please  click here

 

Student Behaviour Policy

To access the student behaviour policy, please  click here.

To access the statement of principles for promoting good behaviour, please  click here.

 

Safeguarding Booklet

Please  click here for the safeguarding booklet for parents and visitors.

Please  click here for the safeguarding leaflet for parents and visitors. 

 

Preventing Radicalisation

Please  click here to access the document 'What every parent needs to know about radicalisation'.

 

Recruitment

To access the Safer Recruitment Policy, please  click here

To access the Reading School's Staff Recruitment Guidance, please  click here