Croftlands Junior School is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities in providing a safe environment for staff, pupils and visitors. The school’s Health and Safety Policy complements policies that are agreed by the Local Authority and Cumbria County Council. It reflects the school’s aim to create and maintain the highest standards of health and safety possible. Procedures are in place to safeguard employees, pupils and visitors from threat, injury or ill health. These procedures are reviewed regularly and induction or training provided for staff. The school’s system for auditing, monitoring and inspection ensures that issues which may pose a risk to health and safety are dealt with promptly. Overall responsibility for Health and Safety rests with the Governing Body and the Headteacher, Miss Styles. Mrs McMillan takes responsibility in Miss Styles’ absence and Mrs Marshall is the school Health & Safety Officer.
Croftlands Junior School is a Kidsafe registered school and Mrs C Brown delivers the Kidsafe child protection/safeguarding programmes during the year. All classroom staff are qualified in First Aid.
As they have day to day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour, or failure to develop. Parents should be aware therefore that, where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused or be at risk, the school is required, as part of Cumbria Child Protection Procedures, to report their concern to the local Safeguarding Hub of Children’s Services. The designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Styles. Mrs McMillan is the designated person in Miss Styles’ absence.
Fulfilment of the Prevent duty and the promotion of British Values are predominately through our SMSC curriculum. Classroom staff have all completed online Prevent awareness training.
Click this link to download our Croftlands Junior School Safeguarding leaflet
Click this link to view or download our Croftlands Junior School Child Protection Policy 2017.
Click this link to visit the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Board website.
At Croftlands Junior School, we understand that computer technology is an essential resource for supporting teaching and learning. The internet, and other digital and information technologies, open up opportunities for pupils and play an important role in their everyday lives.
Our school has created a policy with the aim of ensuring appropriate and safe use of the internet and other digital technology devices by all pupils and staff.
To view a copy of this policy, please click here.