St Michael’s Church of England High School fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting student welfare.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as “protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes“ (Working Together to Safeguard Children, HM Government 2018).
Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. St Michael’s Church of England High School believes that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. In particular, teaching and pastoral staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
The school recognises that, because staff are in regular and frequent contact with children, they are particularly well placed to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and are therefore trained accordingly.
If you have any questions or queries regarding any aspect of safeguarding, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Sarah Beardsmore, or Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Mills, 0121 561 6881.