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At Weston-under-Penyard CofE Primary School the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. Our child protection policy outlines our guidance.
Many of you may know that the Government has put into place something called the ‘Prevent’ strategy. It is designed to prevent people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist organisations. Schools, including primary schools, are required to include this as part of their safeguarding procedures and so I am including a link to a pamphlet for parents for you to see. In practice, for us, this means challenging prejudice and racist comments, promoting British values and exploring other cultures and religions to promote diversity. It is not about discussing extremism with children, it’s about teaching children values such as tolerance and respect, which as you know we do. I hope this all makes sense, does not alarm anyone and lets you know what our response to this strategy is. Please click here for a copy of the pamphlet.
At Weston-under-Penyard behaviour is outstanding. Children play and work well with each other and enjoy school life. Mutual respect is evident between staff and children and the whole school has a lovely family atmosphere.
At our school we have 3 simple rules that we follow based on the UN Rights of the Child:
- We have the right to learn, so we will try our best
- We have the right to have friends, so we will respect others
- We have the right to be happy and safe, so we will look after our school and everything and everyone in it
Where children don’t get along we have simple systems in place. There is a 'Trust Box' in the library for children to use. Children talk to staff about any problems they are having and we talk to parents where children have fallen out or bullying has occurred. If we see any problems or find out about any, we intervene. We use our rules and Learning Council agreed sanctions in talking to children about making good choices, putting bad choices right and then moving on.
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