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Earlsdon Primary School

EPS Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Children  


Earlsdon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


All staff are trained in safeguarding when they join the school and this training is updated annually or sooner if necessary. The training ensures staff are aware of the signs to look out for if a child may be being abused. It also informs them how to deal with the situation and report it appropriately. Similarly children are reminded that they can share information with staff who will always be there to listen and support them.


We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy. In addition to the normal support you would expect in schools Earlsdon has a pastoral team who supports children through periods of vulnerability to ensure school remains a positive and supportive experience.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. We work closely with Coventry Children’s Services.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and staff have received training in this as well.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Rhona Forde (Head Teacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Joanne Higgs (SENDCO) and Rebecca Bollands (Deputy Headteacher). The governor responsible for Safeguarding is Katherine James (Vice Chair of Governors) and in her absence it is Bill Hedges (Chair of Governors).



Earlsdon Primary School Values

  • A culture is strong when people work with each other, not for themselves. Simon Sinek
  • In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou
  • Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It's too high! Come to the edge. And they came, and he pushed, and they flew. Christopher Iogne
  • Resilience comes from the Latin word 'resalire', which means springing back.
  • You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall