Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors, and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Miss R Brown (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs S Nelson (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mrs T Bolton (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Miss Blackburn (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
St Peter's participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see school website for further details.
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be found here. SAFEGUARDING POLICY
Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship (PSHCE) and Healthy Relationships and Sex Education enables children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our school is committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all our children and of the whole school community, and fully recognise the important relationship between well-being and learning. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, we help to develop their sense of self worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that they experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We teach them about rights and responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.
Sex education will be rooted in the Christian faith and in the school’s perception of the needs of the children, where individuals are respected and valued on an equal basis. Our pupils come from varied social backgrounds, differing faiths, and both single and dual families. There are several churches in this area, attended by some families and not by others. This diversity is respected. The Secretary of State wrote in the DfE document: ‘Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.’ The Healthy Relationships and Sex education programme provided at our school will promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and of society; preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.