Safeguarding and Support
Safeguarding and Supporting Families
At Christ Church School, we put the child at the centre of all we do and proactively work towards all children staying healthy, being safe, enjoying school, achieving their potential, making a positive contribution towards society, and ensuring they achieve economic well being.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is an important role in any school. They proactively promote and ensure the safeguarding of pupils and support families when they need help. We have five DSLs at Christ Church:
- Mrs Collins-Bullock - Head DSL
- Ms Adams - Headteacher and DSL
- EYFS/KS1 and KS2 Leads - Mrs Johnson, Miss Peplow and Mrs Asam
We are also an Operation Encompass School. This means that the police let our school know, prior to the school day starting if they have attended domestic abuse incident, where there are children in the home.
As an Operation Encompass School we will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence, while ensuring that we are able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families. Our key adults are Mrs Collins-Bullock and Ms Adams.
If you have any questions or worries about safeguarding, please speak to one of the DSLs, without delay.
Safeguarding is an important element of our school’s curriculum too. Please check out this in our Curriculum section.
At Christ Church, we work hard to support families when they really need some help. It is important that we play a part in helping all of our Christ Church family to thrive! Our Lead DSL can help signpost a family to get help from a wide range of organisations that can help with:
- Money worries
- Physical and Mental Health
- Domestic Abuse
- and much more
Brainy Bear - Our Attendance Mascot.
For children to be able to learn effectively they should be in school every day. We have a whole school target of 97% and we expect all children to meet this.
Everyone has a responsibility for attendance so. As a school we monitor attendance and punctuality weekly. Our attendance Lead - Mrs Collins-Bullock works with staff, pupils and parents where attendance is an issue.
We regularly reward good attendance and punctuality. Each week the class with the highest attendance and punctuality is rewarded in assembly with a certificate and our attendance mascot, Brainy Bear, visits that class to learn alongside the children.
At the end of each term, the class who has achieved the highest attendance overall, receives a very special prize!
At Christ Church School, we expect our children to behave in a respectful way. Good behaviour is rewarded and inappropriate behaviour is dealt with using a range of sanctions. At this Christian school, Christ's message of forgiveness is implicit in all we do. It is always made clear that it is the behaviour we find unacceptable not the child.
We work co-operatively with parents to identify the reasons for poor behaviour and plan positively to help children overcome problems.
Christ Church Weekly Awards
Star Pupil board.
Each week we have a 'Star of the Week' assembly.
Two children from each class are rewarded for either excellent behaviour or work, and this is shared with the whole school. The children each receive a certificate from their teacher.
Each term, we have a very special awards ceremony for children who have behaved exceptionally either in class, at lunchtime or in the dinner hall.
Parents are invited to this celebration. Each winner also receives a special badge and golden certificate.