​​E-Safety

​Wellsprings 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 number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the policies section on our website. (Policies and Procedures)

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 parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
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Key Personnel in school around Safeguarding


Safeguarding Designated Lead: Mark Lunn

Deputy Safeguarding Designated Lead: Elaine Price Bates

Nominated Safeguarding Governor: Shirley Chapman​​

Additional staff trained at Level 2: Nicky Hatton (PfSA)

                                                          Catherine Lang and Jane Holcombe (EYFS Leads)

Somerset Direct contact: 0300 1232224
 

Our School safeguarding leaflet: Wellsprings Safeguarding leaflet.pdf

We believe that children and the wider school community should be safe and act appropriately when using a range of modern technologies, from mobile devices and audio-visual equipment to the internet and email.

That is why e-safety lessons are embedded in the computing te​aching of children in every class from Reception right through to Year 6.  Not only that, we ensure that all children and staff are aware of our commitment to e-safety, which is detailed in the e-safety section of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf(also available from our Policies and Procedures page).

We have a whole series of guidance resources for parents about how to make sure their children are safe using the internet.  There is also some advice about 'gaming' choices and the use of Facebook.

The Government is also asking schools to be vigilant around radicalisation of impressionable young people.  While in a more rural setting like Taunton this might appear a less prevalent issue than an urban setting, schools still need to teach tolerance and awareness around this worrying development.  Please see the Department for Education's guidance, entitled Promoting Fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools.  There is also some good parental online advice on the London Grid for Learning website.  The Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP) also has a parental guidance leaflet - A Parents' Guide to Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation - that gives a little more background with a local context on the subject.

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360 degree safe

360 degree safe is a recognised e-safety review tool used by schools to help guide them and improve their use of e-safety.

At Wellsprings we have registered with the scheme and have completed sufficient steps to receive the 'progression to safety online' certificate.  This shows we have an e-safety policy in place and have a commitment to keeping our children and school community e-safe.


Social media

If you are interested in guidance on any modern social media apps and sites, please see this general guidance leaflet, What comes after Facebook?


Keeping children safe

On our Policies and Procedures page we  have a number of 'keeping children safe' policies, including our policy on Child Sexual Exploitation, giving background information for professionals as well as parents.

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

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request or on our website.

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.

The Child Protection Lead at the school is Mark Lunn (Headteacher) and the Deputy CPL is Elaine Price Bates (SENCo).

 

In Polish:

Szkoła podstawowa Wellsprings jest zaangażowana w ochronę i propagowanie dobrostanu dzieci i oczekuje od wszystkich pracowników i wolontariuszy do akcji tego zobowiązania.

Oznacza to, że mamy potomny profil ochrony i procedury w miejscu, które określamy w nasz Prospekt emisyjny. Rodzice i opiekunowie są mile widziane zapoznać się z polityką, na żądanie lub na naszej stronie internetowej.

Czasami musimy dzielić się informacjami i działa we współpracy z innymi agencjami, gdy istnieją obawy o dobro dziecka. Zapewniamy, że nasze obawy o naszych uczniów są omawiane z jego rodziców/opiekunów po raz pierwszy chyba, że mamy powody sądzić, że takie posunięcie byłoby sprzeczne z dobra dziecka.

Prowadzić do ochrony dziecka w szkole jest Mark Lunn (dyrektora) i zastępca CPL jest Elaine cena Bates (SENCo).