We have a duty to ensure our children are safeguarded from the risk of abuse. Children’s safety and well-being are our first concern. The governing body takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure that there are adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering harm.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are Mrs Ezzard and Miss Leggett. Our Governor Child Protection Representatives are Mrs McDermott-Paine and Ms Cowell.
Our Safeguarding Policy can be found under the Policies section of our website here.
The school has taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, Surrey Police and Surrey County Council. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school teaching staff, named a ‘Key Adult’ or “Deputy Key Adult”, is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing. Mrs Ezzard, as Designated Safeguarding Lead, is the “Key Adult” with Miss Leggett as “Deputy Key Adult.” This means that the Key Adult or Deputy Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school.
At Windlesham Village Infant School, we aim to create an orderly environment where children are encouraged to develop attitudes and values necessary to contribute positively to their own personal development and to that of the school.
We believe that a structured and consistent approach to behaviour throughout the school helps all children to understand what is acceptable. The policy is available to view in the school office or can be downloaded from our website here.
Our school rules which were drawn up by the School Council are listed as an appendix to this document. The School Council has written a code of conduct for dealing with playground problems.
Health and safety
We want to ensure that our school and its surroundings are a safe environment for our children. Fire drills are carried out regularly, at least once a term as legally required. The governor responsible for Health & Safety will inspect the premises termly for health and safety issues.