Safeguarding

Pastoral Care

We attach great importance to the pastoral care of our children and the development of a caring school is something which runs through all we do at Mayespark. If a problem arises at home which affects your child, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with staff.

Similarly, a teacher may wish to discuss a problem in school with parents. The school has a Safeguarding Team consisting of (Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)) who you can contact with any issues with attendance or parenting. Of course, all information of this nature will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Safety and Security

We want to ensure that all our children and parents feel safe whilst at school. Parents, carers and visitors should only enter the school building via the school office in the main entrance.

Parents and carers are also reminded that if problems occur between children these should be reported to a senior member of staff. It is never acceptable for a parent to approach someone else’s child in the playground or another parent or carer. 

Senior staff are in the playground every day before and after school to help.

Thinking of Employing a Private Tutor? - Guidance for Parents and Carers

The Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has recently updated their leaflet in line with the changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We have some leaflets in our reception area. For further information please click below to read the leaflet:

Private Tutor - Guidance for Parents and Carers

 

Operation Encompass

At Mayespark we are working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. 

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement

The school has a Nominated Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The current Nominated Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

 

 

 

 

 

Abdul Muquith

and in his absence, Deputy Nominated Safeguarding Leads are:   

Emiley Davies, Headteacher 

Esther Jones, Deputy Headteacher

Lee Radmore Assistant Headteacher   

Claire Ige, Assistant Headteacher   

                   

It is the duty of all staff to report to the Nominated Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads any concerns they have about the safety and welfare of any child.

The DSL or DDSLs will take advice from the Child Protection Advisory Team. The school has a duty to refer information, but are not the investigators. Records will be kept and children will be monitored. Referral may take place at a later date if the adviser has collected further pieces of evidence that cause concern.

All staff have a professional responsibility to share information with other agencies in order to safeguard children.

While every effort will be made to inform parents of a referral to the Child Protection Advisory Team, the safety and welfare of the child will always be the overriding consideration and parents may not always be informed.


Safeguarding Policy