Safeguarding and E-Safety
We encourage all of our parents to be involved in the life of the school and support their child’s learning, as we believe a strong partnership between school and home enables the children to enjoy and achieve the best they can.
There are many opportunities to meet teachers, see children’s work, participate in questionnaires and attend concerts and information events and assemblies. We offer three parent consultations a year to help engage with all of our parents effectively. We are able to provide translation for parents who do not speak fluent English and can usually manage to do this within our academy community or through other supportive parents.
Our learning log provides a daily link between home and school especially for those parents who are not able to take advantage of our open door policy before and after school. It also provides a wealth of support and advice on how to support your child at home. Newsletters are circulated weekly keeping everyone up to date with events achievements and future diary dates.
West Town Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We do all we can to keep your children safe at West Town. We have a dedicated Inclusion Leader who is one of our Designated senior persons in charge of keeping our children safe in all aspects. We use robust systems to ensure that any concerns are fully followed up and acted upon and ensure that relevant support is given to all children who need it to make sure they are happy and positive in school and beyond. We work in partnership with other agencies to effectively support our children and families.
E-safety is an important part of keeping our children safe. E-safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe if we work with parents to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. It is important that parents know how to stay safe and speak to their children about how they can stay safe on line. Whilst no search engine is ever 100% safe there are some links below to some of the safer search engines. There are also links to sites which provide advice on social media to parents.
Our acceptable use agreement helps inform and support children in safe use of the internet, it forms part of the Cmat e-safety policy and all children and parents are asked to recognise and sign it. A copy is attached here for your reference; acceptable-use-agreement-primary-2016
Our Safeguarding Team
Please contact one of the Safeguarding team if you have any concerns about any children in the school.