Safeguarding and child protection
Ganton School has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults who attend or have contact with the school. The need for guidelines and procedures is important to ensure that this is done with understanding and clarity. Children and adults with disabilities and special needs are especially vulnerable to all types of abuse and it is particularly important that all staff and volunteers working with them are fully informed and trained about how to work safely in Ganton School in order to protect the young people, themselves and their colleagues.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (also referred to throughout this Policy as the Child Protection Coordinator) within Ganton School is: Mr. Alec Young, supported by the Community Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Mrs. Katrina McLane (Deputy DSL).
Mr. Eddy Wharton, as Head Teacher, has ultimate responsibility for Child Protection.
The leads for Safeguarding and Child Protection, and Assistant Head Teachers, Helen Robinson, Jordan Pullen and Tom Radge, have all completed additional safeguarding training to fulfill their roles. Full records of all staff training in relation to Safeguarding and the training plan are maintained by the Designated Leads, the Head Teacher, and the Assistant Head Teacher responsible for continuing Professional Development (CPD).
- Child Protection & Safeguarding
- HET Safeguarding Policy
- Child Protection Annex - Response to COVID-19
We work with governors, staff, pupils, parents and carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use computers and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.
We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour, Data Protection and Anti-Bullying policies.
We support staff in the use of technology as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies through our teaching and assemblies, so that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s Internet Safety policy.
E-Safety Policy & Resources
- Online Safety Policy
- Mobile Devices Policy
- Share Aware - NSPCC
- SnapChat - A Guide For Parents
- Instagram - A Guide For Parents
Find your broadband username and password (can live chat to get these) and turning on the controls is very simple. You can set up a pin number to unlock any website which you want to use that you have blocked.
Please find a guide to esafety for parents and carers here.
The following advice and guidance has been provided for us to share with you. PPlease contact the school in confidence if you need anymore information.
Download the guide here.