“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’
Quality Assurance – Safeguarding – The Golden Thread
At St. Michael’s we take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
The Governors and staff of St. Michael’s CE School fully recognise the responsibilities and duty placed upon them to have arrangements 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.
At St. Michael’s we take the safety and security of our school community very seriously. We do not allow any individual into school to help unless they have been through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
Please note that as of April 1st 2019: There is a small ‘admin cost’ incurred to apply for a DBS clearance – this is not a cost imposed by the school – rather the Local Authority now charge for the processing of DBS.
We warmly welcome parents and carers to come in and help in school and at school events so long as the clearance is in place. We have a set of clear procedures in place and these outline the stages to take when applying for a DBS clearance.
Safeguarding is a central and well embedded part of our school ethos and culture and is viewed as the ‘golden thread’ that runs throughout our school. The Governors and staff of St. Michael’s CE School fully recognise the responsibilities and duty placed upon them to have arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at the school.
Quality Assurance – Single Central Record (SCR)
Schools and colleges have a statutory duty to maintain a single central record in line with statutory guidance and associated legislation. The single central record must cover the following people:
- all staff (including supply staff) who work at the school: in colleges, this means those providing education to children;
- all others who work in regular contact with children in the school, including volunteers.
Generally, the information to be recorded on these individuals is whether or not the following checks have been carried out or certificates obtained, the date on which the checks were completed and who completed the check:
- an identity check;
- a barred list check;
- an enhanced DBS check;
- a prohibition from teaching check;
- further checks on people living or working outside the UK;
- a check of professional qualifications; and
- a check to establish the person’s right to work in the United Kingdom.
Quality assurance is an important part of our robust self-reviewing and self-evaluating procedures that we have in place. We firmly believe that regular checks and monitoring result in our school compliance to the DBS procedures.