Safeguarding Our Children
The Safeguarding Team at Brook Street School is:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mr J Bursnall, Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) Mrs L Meyers, Mrs S Graham, Mrs D Beattie
Useful information for parents and guardians
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. Effective child protection is essential as part of wider work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. However, all agencies and individuals should aim to proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of children so that the need for action to protect children from harm is reduced.
Children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them. It is our aim to create a high quality setting which is welcoming, safe and stimulating, and where children are able to enjoy and grow in confidence.
There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal sources – pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors etc. or external sources – school community, external agencies or individuals.
Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and, where appropriate, dealt with. Where misconduct by a teacher is proven, the matter will be referred to the National College for Teaching and Leadership for their consideration. Misconduct by other staff will be dealt with under normal school disciplinary procedures.
We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.