Our ‘Designated Child Protection Officer’s are Zak Willis (Head Teacher) and Joe Elwood (Assistant Head)
At Badock’s Wood Community Primary School & Children’s Centre we are fully committed to safeguarding and ensuring that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.
The health, safety and well-being of all our children are of paramount importance to all the adults who work here. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school and all the adults in our school share responsibility for keeping our children safe.
Vetting and Barring
We require all adults seeking employment at this school to have their application vetted by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), in order to ensure that there is no evidence of offences involving the abuse of children. We will also ask regular visitors to undertake the measure. All governors are also subject to this in order to ensure our entire community is safe for all our children.
Cause for Concern
All concerns are passed to the Headteacher and / or Deputy Headetacher, who are our ‘Designated Child Protection Officer’s in compliance with the ‘sharing of information’ guidance.
We may on occasion report concerns which, on investigation, prove unfounded. It is better to be safe than sorry, and we trust that parents/carers, while they will naturally be upset by any investigation, will accept that the school acted in the child’s best interests.
From OfSTED report November 2012
“A very positive atmosphere exists in the school now and relationships are strong. Pupils enjoy school greatly, feel safe and most are eager to learn in lessons. They have a high regard both for their classmates and for the adults who work with them.
The school’s positive promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a key factor in pupils’ good and sometimes exemplary behaviour. Pupils’ understanding of right and wrong and their social skills are developed well so that they work cooperatively and develop an awareness of their similarities and differences. As a result, pupils get on well together and show considerable support for one another regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
All staff and parents agree about the quality of behaviour. They confirm that bullying is very rare and is dealt with well on the few occasions when it appears. This includes all forms of bullying, including name-calling and bullying on the internet.”