All staff that are appointed to work in school have a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check which is completed online. This search highlights people who have a criminal record or if previous allegations have been made against them. A member of every interview panel has undertaken the NCSL training on Safer Recruitment.
New staff are always inducted into safeguarding practices. It is the responsibility of the Headteacher or Business Manager to familiarise new staff with procedures and policy, which affect the health and safety of all at school but especially the children.
Induction of volunteers
Volunteers must also have disclosure and barring service check before helping in school. Volunteers will be inducted in key safeguarding procedures.
All visitors to the school will be asked to sign in at the school office and will receive a visitor’s badge. This badge makes visitors distinct to the children. Visitors will also be asked for identification.
If members of staff or parents have any concerns about people working, paid or unpaid within our school, they have a duty to inform the school’s management team accordingly. This can be done in writing or verbally. All issues will be dealt with sensitively and with the necessary degree of confidentiality. The school has a Whistleblowing Policy, a copy of which can be obtained from the school office.