Kenyngton Manor Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place and all staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of this policy and its procedures. Sometimes it may be necessary 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 there is a reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs Karen Bos, Partnership Deputy
(Covering Mrs Hayley Lacey whilst on Maternity Leave)Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, and part of the wider care committee are:
- Mrs Katie Breese, Deputy Head
- Miss Shannen Miah, EYFS Deputy Manager
- Mrs. Sarah Hamilton, Learning Mentor
Safeguarding in the CurriculumA culture of safeguarding is embedded at Kenyngton Manor Primary School. We recognise that pupils can be vulnerable for a number of reasons and so there is a need to safeguard our pupils for through education and the curriculum within the school.
Opportunities to Teach SafeguardingKeeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2019 outlines that:‘Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure children are taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), tutorials (in FE colleges) and/or, for maintained schools and colleges, through sex and relationship education (SRE).’
PSHE in the National CurriculumWhilst PSHE education is a non-statutory subject, section 2.5 of the National Curriculum framework document states that:‘All schools should make provision for PSHE, drawing on good practice.’Alongside the National Curriculum framework, the DfE also published guidance on PSHE education, which states that the subject is ‘an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education’ and that ‘Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.'PSHE is a vital part of the curriculum at Kenyngton Manor Primary School. It is taught using the PATHS® (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies) Programme for Schools (UK Version), as a discrete subject weekly throughout the year. Staff also use daily informal opportunities to reinforce learning. The PATHS® Programme for Schools (UK Version) Curriculum includes four conceptual units. The units are:
- Emotional understanding
- Social problem solving
- Peer relations and self-esteem