The Corbet School has a robust system of policies and procedures that ensure the safeguarding and welfare of our pupils and we employ safer recruitment procedures and are accredited to the Safer School Initiative.
Under the Education Act of 2002 all members of staff have a duty to pass on any Child Protection Concerns to designated members of staff. The lead Child Protection Officer in School is Mrs Millward. Other Child protection trained staff (Level 2) are Dr Tinker, Mr Simms, Mrs Stokes, Mr Hartshorn, Mr Rendell, Mrs Hall and Mrs Redworth. All other Corbet staff receive Level 1 Child Protection training every three years.
Our priority is to keep pupils safe so that they can thrive in a safe and happy environment.
The school aims to help parents understand that the school, like all others, has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. The school may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a pupil’s welfare.
All staff wear identity badges to indicate that they are authorised personnel. Visitors are issued with a temporary badge which is returned to Reception on departure. All staff and pupils are encouraged to report anyone who is on the school premises and not clearly displaying a school badge.
We also have an extensive range of CCTV equipment to record activity in key areas of the school grounds and buildings. The recordings can be retrieved to evidence security incidents, as well as for monitoring general behaviour and reviewing Health & Safety matters. The system provides essential support to our ‘Safer Schools’ initiative, conducted in association with West Mercia Police and Shropshire County Council.
Parents and carers are permitted to take photographs/videos of their own children in school events. They are requested not to share photographs/videos from school events on social networking sites if other pupils appear in the background. Parents, pupils and staff are all required to sign and adhere to the acceptable use policy.