Parents report their children feel safe at school. Pupils report they feel safe at school. This is because we have children's safety and well-being as a key priority and have strong safeguarding procedures.
All staff and volunteers are given clear guidance in how to behave and work with pupils. They are highly vigilant and report any concerns they have about a child's well-being swiftly. We will always talk with parents if concerns have been noted and will keep them informed should we feel it is necessary for us to report these concerns to another agency. Children know they can talk about their worries to an adult they trust.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the safety of a child either inside or outside of school, you can contact our designated safeguarding leads who are:
Debbie Sweet (Head Teacher)
Jayne McNulty (Deputy Head Teacher)
Sarah Nelson (Assistant Head Teacher)
Please ring the school office on 01484 716319.
We have safe computer access, with secure filtering and we train children and staff in e-safety. We also provide guidance to parents on e-safety.
Our safeguarding procedures are monitored by the School Governors and by Calderdale MBC. Highbury School and the Governing Body fully recognises its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. We also follow safer recruitment practices when appointing new staff and volunteers. Our staff and governors regularly undertake training in this area to ensure the welfare and safety of our children remains paramount.
We have a Safeguarding Policy that applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.
Please find below Highbury school's Safeguarding Policies. If you would like a hard copy of any of the documents, please contact the school to arrange this, telephone school office: 01484 716319.