“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’
Create – Equip – Partner
Quality Assurance – St. Michael’s CE School Safeguarding Declaration
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 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.
As part of the Staff and Governors on-going development and understanding of ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’ and their responsibilities towards safeguarding, a weekly challenge is published for all staff and governors to follow.
The Headteacher drafts challenging questions and staff are staff / governors are randomly challenged. It is their responsibility to ensure that they read and research answers and also ensure that they have read the school website tabs. Answers are shared via the weekly ‘Sunday / Monday Reminder’ message.
Online Safeguarding Course
The Board of Governors are completing the Andrew Hall online Governance Safeguarding course. This online course provided the Governors with a ten week course covering all aspects of safeguarding and developed / enhanced their knowledge of the subject. Representatives of the Board have also attended safeguarding refresher training at the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education on Thursday March 5th 2020.
Local Authority Section 11 Safeguarding Survey 2019
The staff and Board of Governors have duly completed the 2019 Local Authority Section 11. The survey was intended to demonstrate the robust procedures that are in school as well as highlight the knowledge / understanding of staff and Governors and the findings are used to further develop the school policy and procedures. The results are held centrally and clearly demonstrate that the school safeguarding systems and procedures are robust and well embedded within the culture of the school and both staff and Governors have a clear understanding of their role and responsibility to this area.