At Curdworth Primary School we are committed to the safety and happiness of all our pupils. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Kang or our Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Mrs Jaspreet Kang
Designated Safeguarding Leader
Mrs Megan Lugg
Deputy Safeguarding Leader
Mrs Kaye Gibbs
Deputy Safeguarding Leader
Safeguarding at Curdworth
Pupil safeguarding and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at Curdworth Primary School. Great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our broad curriculum gives pupils opportunities to learn about our diverse world and provides them with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding. Our PSHE and SRE curriculum covers all aspects of safeguarding and is taught across the school at an age appropriate level and in small groups or on a 1:1 basis where appropriate.
We encourage children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own physical and mental wellbeing. We value pupils’ questions and give them space to share their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. We give them opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities. This enables our pupils to develop an understanding of moral concepts in a way that: impacts positively on safeguarding; promotes British values and prevents radicalisation and extremism.
At Curdworth Primary School, we have developed an open and safe learning environment in which pupils express their views, seek help and help others. The promotion of equality of opportunity and diversity, helps to prevent any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour. Our emotion coaching and behaviour policy promotes making good choices and and our children learn to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour. Class assembly times are a time for sharing ideas, addressing concerns and promoting important values. Whole school assembly times are used to promote personal safeguarding matters and explore themes. Staff and children are quick to challenge stereotypes and the use of derogatory language in school. Our school reflects the diversity of pupils’ experiences and provides pupils with a comprehensive understanding of people and communities beyond their immediate experience, such as the role of women in society and different family groups, including same sex couples. Throughout the curriculum there are planned opportunities to promote all forms of equality and foster greater respect for people of all faith, race, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.
Time is taken at the beginning of the new school year and terms to reaffirm school values, expectations and rules for living and learning at Curdworth Primary School. This good start to the year, with everyone clear about their roles and responsibilities.
Reporting a Concern
Staff and volunteers in the school have a duty to report concerns about a child, whether this means the child may be in need of additional support or help of some kind or whether it is thought that a child may have been abused or be at risk of abuse.
In some cases, where the school have concerns about a child’s safety, a designated safeguarding lead may contact social services (Children’s and Families Front Door – Advice and Support Service – 01926 414144) for further advice, guidance or investigation. In many cases, there will already have been discussions between school staff and the parents of the child, and the situation and concerns will not be a surprise to the parents. However, parents may not be told that the school has referred their child to Children & Families Front Door if it is thought that this might put the child at risk.
If you have a concern about any of our children then please ask to speak with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads, listed above. If you believe a child is at risk of imminent and/or significant harm, please contact the Police immediately.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a member of staff, please ask to speak with Mrs Jas Kang (Head Teacher/Lead DSL) immediately.
If you have safeguarding concerns about the Head of School, Mrs Jas Kang, please contact Ms Anna Balson, Director of Education for The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (Tel: 0121 323 2221).
Resources for parents and carers
Useful Contacts & External Services
We have Designated Safeguarding Leads working in all our school who can offer support and advice to keep our children safe.
Please make contact us on 01675 470 379 if you have any concerns.
If you think a child is in immediate danger please dial 999 and contact the Police.
Ms Anna Balson – Director of Education for the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
Mrs Sue Bailey – Safeguarding Lead for The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
You can also find support via from the following services:
- Children and Families Front Door (formally known as MASH) – 01926 414144
- Warwickshire Emergency Duty Team – 01926 886 922
- Warwickshire Family Information Service – 01926 742 274
- Child Line – 08001111
- Samaritans – 116 123
- Domestic Violence Hotline – 08002000247
- MIND mental health support – 03001233393
- La Leche (help for mums accessing formula milk) – 03451202918
- Wellbeing for Warwickshire – 0800 61171