Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.
In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a pupil may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Sunderland Safeguarding Board Procedures and inform Children’s Services Social Care of their concern.
The Designated Person for Child Protection and promoting the welfare of children who are at the school is Mr G Kelly and The Nominated Deputy is Mrs J F Mather.
Accidents do occur in school. We have 3 qualified First Aiders, who update their training regularly, and all teaching staff have basic First Aid training. Accidents are recorded and a notification slip sent home to parents. If a more serious accident occurs, we will contact parents immediately and, if necessary, call an ambulance.
Notification will be given in advance, where possible by ‘pupil post’, of any foreseen emergency closures/ repair work. In the case of other emergencies such as severe weather, a member of staff will notify parents on arrival at the School gate, by telephone, or on local radio stations and websites, such as Sun FM. We do have the facility to contact parents of school closures by text. If parents wish to receive these, please ensure that the office has your current mobile phone number.