Safeguarding and Online Safety

Safeguarding

Montem Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Childcare Protection Policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. 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.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ben Pritchard (Assistant Head Teacher).  He is supported by three deputies – Damien Parrott (Executive Head Teacher), Peachey David (Head of School) and Jemima Murray (Lead Practitioner for two-year-olds).

Online Safety

 

Online safety is a high priority at Montem Primary School. All pupils learn to keep safe online as part of the curriculum.

Montem Primary School Online Safety Policy can be found here.

A copy of the online safety agreement form for parents can be found here and a copy of the online safety rules for children can be found here

Information and advice for parents and carers on supporting young people online is also available on the internet:

Information from Childnet International, an organisation working to help make the internet a great and safe place for children, is available here.

Information from Parent Info, a website providing information to parents and carers about the wellbeing and resilience of their children, has also published an article about how to help children stay safe online. Read this article here.

Information from the NSPCC about online safety is available here.

Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft are available here.