Holywell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, both physical and emotional, of every pupil both inside and outside of the school premises. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.
This policy sets out a clear and consistent framework for delivering this promise, in line with safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.
It will be achieved by:
- Creating a culture of safer recruitment by adopting procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might pose a risk to children.
- Teaching pupils how to keep safe and recognise behaviour that is unacceptable.
- Identifying and making provision for any pupil that has been subject to abuse.
- Ensuring that members of the governing board, the headteacher and staff members understand their responsibilities under safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance, are alert to the signs of child abuse and know to refer concerns to the DSL.
- Ensuring that the headteacher and any new staff members and volunteers are only appointed when all the appropriate checks have been satisfactorily completed.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns in regards to a pupil who attends Holywell School, the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are Mrs Jillian Davies and Miss Alison Stewart. DSLs can be contacted on 01234 750381 or firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com. Our Assistant DSL is Ms Emma Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org). Safeguarding and Child protection matters are also dealt with by other members of the Senior Leadership Team (Mr Michael Simpson (Headteacher), Mr Stephan van der Merwe (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs H Donnellan (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Lesley Bennett (Well-being Co-ordinator).
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Sara Jenkins (email@example.com).
CHUMs Transition Workshop
Our transition workshops are aimed at children and families who will be changing schools in September 2021. This includes children who will be going through the transition of changing from primary to secondary school, lower to middle school, middle to upper school. The workshop would also be suitable for a child transferring to a different school, the workshop this child/parent would attend would be dependent on the child’s age and which year they would be moving up to in September.
We are offering 3 different types of workshops:
- Transitioning from Lower to Middle School – A one-off psychoeducation workshop aimed at parents of children who are transitioning school in the change from Year 4 to 5. This workshop provides anxiety / behavioural strategies based on guided self-help to help children with transition to news schools. Dates are as follows:
- Monday 12th July at 5-7pm
- Tuesday 10th August at 9.30-11.30am
- Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School – A one-off psychoeducation workshop aimed to parents and children to attend together who are transitioning schools in the change from Year 6 to 7. This workshop provides anxiety / low mood strategies based on guided self-help to help children with transition to news schools. Dates are as follows:
- Wednesday 18th August at 5-7pm
- Tuesday 31st August at 9.30-11.30am
- Transitioning from Middle to Upper School – A psychoeducation workshop aimed at teenagers to attend who are transitioning to a new school in the change from Year 8 to 9. This workshop provides anxiety / low mood strategies based on guided self-help to help children with transition to news schools. Dates are as follows:
- Wednesday 21st July at 9.30-11.30am
- Monday 23rd August at 5-7pm
Depending on demand, more dates may be added.
In order to access the transition workshop all families need to do is complete the attach registration form, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the date they wish to attend the transition workshop on.