Keeping Children Safe
Holland Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and related procedures in place. You can find the policy by clicking on the link below or ask for a paper copy of it from the School Office.
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare – it is our duty to do so. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible the same day.
The following information may be helpful for parents.Safeguarding Guidance For Parents
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Gill Robertson (Headteacher)
Deputy DSLs: Vicci Blackledge, Stef Rebbeck, Annabel Kolter, Lisa Moore
Governor Lead: Emily Booth
Chair of Governors: Chris Botten
E-Safety at Holland Junior School
The internet is a fantastic place overflowing with knowledge, games and communities of people, and, just like pupils across the country, the pupils here at Holland School spent a great deal of time using the internet within school and at home.
This is why it is important pupils at HJS learn how to be safe when browsing online and becoming members of online communities
In school, children learn about E-Safety through a scheme of lessons along with assemblies.
We also encourage parents/carers to talk to their children about how to behave safety when online, to ensure pupils remain safe when browsing at home.
You may find this leaflet provides some helpful information for parents.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) also has a great website of information on E-Safety for parents. Please click the link below to visit the page.