Cathedral Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

We are a listening school and endeavor to maintain trusting relationships between staff, children and parents in order that all safeguarding issues can be responded to sensitivity and appropriately to meet needs of our children and families.   We ensure that through input such as the Rights Respecting Program, Promoting British Values, e-safety education and PSHE sessions our children know how to keep themselves safe and when and how to ask for help.

Safeguarding children at Cathedral School is the responsibility of all staff and governors.

Designated Person:  Filiz Scott (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Person: Stephen Scott (Acting Headteacher), Alice Rees (Assistant Headteacher), Jo McEwan (Home School Liaison Officer), Andrew  Rojas (Acting Assistant HeadteacherSENCO)  Nicola Leighton (Assistant Headteacher) and Katie Godsell (Acting Assistant Headteacher)

Safeguarding Champion on the Governing Body: Kehinde Lipede and Paul Botton

All staff and volunteers are checked by the Disclosures and Barring Service (formally the CRB) and receive safeguarding induction before they can start work in school.

All staff have regular safeguarding training updates and know what to do if they are concerned about a child.

Date of last whole staff training:

E-Safety: October 5th 2015
Safeguarding: September 2nd 2016

The Governing Body also make sure they are up to date with date with safeguarding policy and procedures.

Date of last governor training: September 2016

Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for aspects of their own safety in a variety of ways including; nurture groups, themed weeks e.g Road Safety Awareness Week, workshops run by visitors e.g London Fire Brigade and Metropolitan Police and through curriculum opportunities.

School Development Plan Priority

To ensure pupils know how to stay safe in a range of contexts and preparing for an independent life in Britain today.

Please visit our Policies Page to access our safeguarding policies and the Southwark Council website which includes information and advice for parents and carers on safeguarding your children, alternatively you can download the leaflets below to find out more about safeguarding in educational settings.

Protecting Children 2012

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016

Recent newsletter to parents regarding Safeguarding

Recent newsletter to parents regarding Road Safety