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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School

Keeping Safe

We work hard to make sure that our pupils know how to keep themselves safe, for example making sure they know that they should tell an adult if they are worried about anything. We also make sure they know how to keep themselves safe out and about and at home, by having an internet safety code and inviting in outside agencies such as the police and fire service.

We also talk to the children in assemblies as well as in classes and in small groups to find out what they know and what we can do to help them.

Internet Safety

  1. Never tell anyone who you don't know your name, where you live or which school you go to.
  2. If you are worried or unhappy about anything you see or hear on the internet, tell a grown up and they will help you.
  3. Ask an adult before using the internet or opening a message.
  4. Keep your computer password private.
  5. People who don't know you are strangers. Some people on the internet may not be who they say they are.

Hello Children!

The internet can be fun but sometimes you find things that make you sad or scared. Tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home if something makes you feel sad or funny inside. You can also talk to your teachers if anything upsets you and they will help.

If you want to talk to someone else you can call 'Childline', which is a place where grown-ups who are nice can help you.

Always remember to tell a grown up you like and trust if you are sad or scared about anything.

Parents - The internet can be a fantastic place for children and young people where they can talk to friends, be creative and have fun.  However, just like in the real world sometimes things can go wrong. 

If you or your child are worried or upset about something which has happened on the internet there is help out there, click on the link below for further advice and to report online safety concerns.

Rights Respecting Schools - A Right to be Safe

As part of our Rights Respecting ethos the children are taught a number of ways in which to keep themselves safe.  Click on the links below for further details:

Our School Site 

A major priority for us is to keep our children safe. The gates around the school are kept closed during school hours. If you need to access the school you will need to come via the Main Reception.

A vital factor is that we keep our children safe both on and off the site. An example of this is the detailed risk assessments that are carried out before any trips take place. We use a web based system called Evolve. Risk assessments are also conducted for a range of other matters. You would be very welcome to ask to see any of them.

Safeguarding

It is vital that our children are kept safe and feel safe. We have very robust systems in place to ensure that our children are supported and protected at all times.  All adults at our school have regular training in respect of the protection and care of our children to make sure that in order that we know how best to keep our children safe. We have two designated members of staff for Child Protection who are Mrs New, Headteacher and Mrs Owens, Inclusion Manager / Deputy Headteacher. Our governors make sure that all the proper guidelines are in place and are followed.

Travel Plan

We encourage our parents and children to cycle and scoot safely to school. There are bike and scooter racks available in different areas. We have been awarded Travel Mark 2 for our work in this area.