Raynham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have several policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, more details of which can be found in our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Hammond. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Trott (Headteacher), Mrs Gepp (Pastoral Officer), Mrs Killick (Inclusion Support Officer) and Ms Zietsman (Deputy Headteacher). You can view all designated officers on our poster around our school.
Photographs and Videos
While many parents and carers enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life, we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. Therefore, we take the issue of safeguarding very seriously, including the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. However, they must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the Internet, including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.
We understand that in exceptional circumstances, a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case, please ensure the school office knows your preferences.
Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. In addition, we like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, in newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, please ensure the school office is aware of your preferences.
Computing, including the use of the Internet and digital communication, has become an essential resource to support and broaden the learning experiences of young people within schools. Therefore, Raynham must examine the risks along with the benefits and take appropriate steps to ensure that children are safe.
Our Online Safety policy and Online Safety page have up-to-date information.
Safeguarding Checks on Staff and Workers
Raynham Primary School ensures that all relevant pre-employment checks are carried out on all employees and workers engaged directly with children.
Please click on the link below to view the document confirming safeguarding checks on staff and workers.