Child Protection and Security

Child Protection at Reculver School

At Reculver School we operate within a culture of safety where Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils is paramount.  We undertake annual training to ensure all staff understand and implement school policies and procedures linked to keeping our children safe.    All staff proactively promote children’s welfare and are committed to listening to children and developing our partnership with parents.  This includes following safer recruitment and vetting, having statutory policies linked to Safeguarding (which includes Child Protection and that has now been updated to include having an understanding of the Prevent Duty and to promote British Values).  Wider policies link to the acceptable use of technology (e-safety) , Equality and Diversity and a staff handbook that sets out clear expectations for all staff.  As a school community we all have a responsibility to safeguard our children and below are a range of policies and procedures to support this.  

If you have an urgent concern regarding Safeguarding please telephone the school to discuss this with Paul Grainger (Designated Safeguarding Lead ) or Jenny Ashley-Jones, Stella Collins or Fiona Cunningham (Deputy Safeguarding Leads).  Non urgent contact can be made through office@reculver.kent.sch.uk.

Registration

Children should be in class by 8.50am for registration, which closes at 8.55am. If your child is absent you must contact the school office on every day of absence. If we have not heard, we will contact parents to find out the reason for absence.

Entrances and exits

Visitors are required to report to the office before entering the school, where they are signed in and given an identification badge. Visitors must also sign out upon leaving.

Visitors must wear identification badges at all times.  All visitors to the site will be asked if they hold a valid DBS certificate which must be produced on their first visit to the school.

Children leaving school during and at the end of the school day

Children must have an absence pass provided by the office. Children are always checked out of school by a member of office staff.

If the adult collecting a child changes, the office must be informed, where possible, at least an hour before pick up, in order that the class teacher can be made aware. If the correct adult does not arrive, and we have not been informed, the child will not be released. This applies at the end of the school day.

Parking

Parking on the zig-zag lines at the front of the school is a serious health and safety concern and will not be tolerated at any time.  Please be considerate when parking in surrounding areas.