St. Michael's CE School
Working Together For The Good Of All
“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.”
Safeguarding is the ‘golden thread’ running through the ethos and culture of our school and in all that we do
"Schools and colleges and their staff are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in the statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child."
(Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021)
Summer Refresher Challenges
The staff and Governors are regularly challenged to ensure that they are fully conversant and understand their role and responsibility. As part of the start of Summer term challenge, staff and Governors were asked to read and review the documents below which is a combination of a series of challenges that have been put forward this academic year to date.
Keeping Children Safe In Education 2022 (KCSiE)
The school is preparing for the changes/updates in KCSiE 2022. Staff and Governors are familiarising themselves with the changes in readiness for the new academic year,
General Safeguarding Role and Responsibilities
Termly Information For Parents
Each term we send our regular safeguarding updates for parents so that they are kept informed about policy, procedures and how we fulfil keeping their children safe whilst at school. We also have a regular articles in schools "Weekly Web Update" supporting safeguarding of pupils in our school and what we do to ensure they feel safe, secure and happy. Please click on the following link for the latest letter:
Please also click on the tabs below which give further information relating to information for parents, Covid19 information and school training.
Useful Safeguarding Information for Parents
Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP)
COVID-19 Safeguarding Information: Click here for further information
COVID 19 Safeguarding Risk Assessments 2021
Previous COVID Addendum Statements
Safeguarding Training: Click here for further information
As outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 it states 'the training that staff receive 'including online safety training, is integrated, aligned and considered as part of the whole school or college safeguarding approach and wider staff training and curriculum planning.' (Paragraph 117)
Our CPD programme is reviewed regularly to ensure that all the knowledge staff need is included and, more importantly, that they understand how it is to be implemented within our school.
Whole School Staff Training
KCSiE Annual Training
Additional Safeguarding Training
The additional training is listed below - the most recent being at the top.
May 2022: All teachers and support staff members: Defibrillator training (18/5/22) - led by an external consultant. Supporting the safety of staff, pupils and the wider community.
May 2022: De-escalation Training: Training was held to support staff with de-escalation during 'difficult' events. This is a continuation of our commitment to keep children safe.
April 2022: Prevent on line training: All staff are currently undertaking accredited Prevent training virtually
April 2022: All SLMT members & 1st Aiders: Defibrillator training (20/4/22) - led by an external consultant. Supporting the safety of staff, pupils and the wider community.
March 2022: Assistant Heads & Middle Phase Lead attended DSL training led by Cognas (Sutton) (9th March)
Leadership Refresher Training
Safer Handling Staff Training
The whole school attended and completed training in safer handling on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. This training was led by an external leader. The following session included the presentation below:
COVID 19 Virtual Online Training (May 2020)
The Ofsted publication: “Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” outlines the expectations for the Inspection Body when visiting the school.