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St Bede C of E
Primary School

Growing Together

Being Safe, Ready and Respectful - Expected Behaviour Whilst On Site

All adults in school are expected to be excellent role models to the children. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff, volunteers, visitors and outside agencies to share this commitment.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all staff should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Safeguarding measures are put in place to minimise harm to children. There may be occasions where gaps or deficiencies in our policies and processes will be highlighted. In these situations, a review will be carried out in order to identify learning and inform the policy, practice and culture of the school.

Visiting St Bede

If you are visiting our school to meet with a member of staff, or as part of a planned curriculum visit, please ensure you know and understand the following:

  1. When you arrive at the school, please go to the school office to sign in. Please remember to take a lanyard badge on your way in. When you are leaving, please scan your QR code and return your lanyard to the office to sign out. (During larger events such as school productions or information meetings there will be a seperate signing in process.)
  2. Mobile phones and devices to take photographs or videos should only be used during agreed times set by the senior leadership team. These may include school productions or presentations. In the event of you being allowed to use a device please listen carefully to the instructions given by a member of staff.
  3. If a child speaks to you about a concern or worry, listen and explain that you will have to tell an adult that works in school. Immediately, go to the school office and ask to speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.
  4. In the event of a fire or the fire alarm sounding, please exit at the nearest fire exit and go to the muster point on our football playground.
  5. If you have any questions, worries or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

External Organisations Leading Classes or Groups at St Bede

All external organisations and agency staff have to follow and provide evidence of training in line with the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' statutory guidance. In addition, St. Bede ensures that all necessary screening procedures have taken place, and require all external and agency staff to sign our 'Welcome Information for Visitors' policy agreement before working on the school site, or with the school children.

Below is a list of some of the external organisations and agencies that St. Bede School currently works with:

We are also grateful to be supported by external organisations for our extra-curricular sporting activities. Find out more on the Clubs page on our website.