“St. Michael’s Church of England School, established upon Christian foundations, and living out the Christian faith, is committed to providing every child with an excellent education.”

We promote our Vision through the key words:

‘Create – Equip – Partner’

Safeguarding is the well- embedded ‘golden thread’ that runs throughout our school ethos and culture. The Governors and staff of St. Michael’s CE School fully recognise their statutory responsibilities and duties placed upon them to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at the school.

We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive, and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and which promotes the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.

Quality Assurance – 1st Monday of the Month Check of the SCR

We have a Safeguarding Single Central Record (SCR) which is monitored on a monthly basis and kept up to date as/when a new application for clearance is approved. This monitoring by the Headteacher is known as the ‘1st of the Month’ monitoring and the Headteacher checks those who have been uploaded onto the register as well as those who need to be reviewed.  There is a further ‘quality assurance check’ by the Chair of the Board of Governors after the 1st of the month has been completed by the school. This second check ensures that policy and procedures are thoroughly reviewed and the school is challenged.

The SCR is printed off and reviewed on the 1st Monday of the month. Below is a record of the monitoring of the ‘1st of the Month’ that has taken place for this academic year. The last 1st of the month for the academic year took place on the 1st July:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: (DSL): 1st of the month check of the  SCR and Safeguarding Procedures / Website was completed on the 1st July 2020.
  • Chair of Governors: 1st of the month was checked and completed on the 6th July 2020 Chair of Governors 1st of the Month Review

1st of the Month Single Central Record Quality Assurance Check  2020-2021

Date

School Comment on Compliance  

Monday 7th September 2020 (Start of Autumn term 2020)

The school is compliant for the end of the academic year 2019/20

Designated Safeguarding Lead: (DSL): 1st of the month check of the  SCR and Safeguarding Procedures / Website will be completed on the 7th September

Chair of Governors: 1st of the month was checked and completed on 8th  September

Monday 5th October 2020 The school is compliant for October

Designated Safeguarding Lead: (DSL): 1st of the month check of the  SCR and Safeguarding Procedures / Website was completed on the 5th October

Chair of Governors: 1st of the month was checked and completed on 6th  October:

Monday 2nd November 2020
Monday 7th December 2020
Monday 4th January 2021 (Start of Spring term 2021)
Monday 1st February 2021
Monday 1st March 2021
Monday 19th April 2021 (Start of Summer term)
Monday 5th May 2021
Monday 7th June 2021
Monday 5th July 2021