St. Michael's CE School

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1st of the Month LEADERSHIP Safeguarding Quality Assurance Checks

1st Monday of the Month Monitoring & Quality Assurance – Safeguarding – Leadership Safeguarding Team

The ‘1st Monday of the Month’ monitoring takes place on the 1st Monday of each month during the academic year by members of the Senior Leadership Safeguarding Team (SLST).

The Senior Leadership Safeguarding Team (SLST) ensures the safeguarding policies, systems and procedures are compliant with the statutory regulations. There are regular monitoring checks by the Senior Leadership and Middle Leaders (Phase Leaders) of those pupils who have been recognised as requiring additional pastoral monitoring.

All members of the Team are aware of those on the 'Vulnerable Index'. safeguarding monitoring is an item on all in school staff meeting agenda in order to ensure that it remains central in all that we do and reaffirming that all staff, through the regular monitoring and dissemination of information, are aware of the procedures, policies and systems and "operate with the best interests of the child at their heart". (KCSiE: Point 82).

The policy and procedures we have implemented are externally validated annually by the Local Authority.

1st Monday of the Month Monitoring

There are a series of 1st of the month checks which take place to ensure school compliance. They are as follows:

  • 1st Tuesday of the Month ’Safeguarding Single Central Record (SCR): The SCR is reviewed and monitored on a monthly basis and kept up to date as/when a new application for clearance is approved. This monitoring by members of the SLST involves checking those who have been uploaded onto the register as well as those who need to be reviewed to ensure compliance of all safer recruitment and Disclosure Barring Service checks.

  • 1st of the Month Chair of Governors Quality assurance check’: The Chair of the Board of Governors carries out a further quality assurance check after the 1st of the month SCR has been completed by the school. This second check ensures that policy and procedures are thoroughly reviewed and the school is challenged to be fully compliant.

  • 1st Monday of the Month Website Compliance Check: The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and members of the SLST carry out the 1st of the month check of the school website and Safeguarding tabs to ensure procedures and policy is up to date.

Please refer to the information below for an overview of the monitoring that takes place.

Local Authority Annual Audit Review

The SLT carried out a thorough review of the Local Authority audit in July 2022. The Leadership Team asked each other challenging questions relating to all aspects of safeguarding both in and outside of school. Challenges were also asked about the schools response to Covid19 and lockdown. The audit and outcomes can be found in this comprehensive overview.

Safeguarding and Security Communication To Parents

Keeping parents informed of the safeguarding arrangements is very important as outlined in or school vision. We endeavour to parents informed of the systems, policy and procedures we have in place through regular communication and the termly Safeguarding Letter and also items on the Weekly Web Update.

Supporting Information From The Local Authority