Safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Any person employed to work with children in our school is expected to be cleared by a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

  • The person who has overall responsibility for safeguarding: Mr N Witham
  • Deputy Safeguarding lead: Mrs Mansfield
  • Deputy Safeguarding lead: Mrs Bampton
  • The Governor responsible for Safeguarding: Mrs Wallace Marshall

Further information

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

“Whitehouse Pupil Referral Unit is a calm and friendly environment.”

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“Pupils are happy, enjoy coming to school and say that they feel safe.”

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“Staff know the pupils well and pupils respond to these positive relationships.”

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“Parents comment that their children’s behaviour improves significantly after joining the school.”

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“By the time a pupil leaves the school, they are well prepared for either mainstream school or specialist provision.”

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“Leaders, staff and governors are ambitious for pupils to achieve their potentials.”

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“Teachers plan lessons and the sequences of lessons carefully so that pupils’ learning is secure.”

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“Teachers encourage pupils to develop a love of reading. Pupils have access to lots of different types of books.”

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“Pupils enjoy taking part in a wide range of activities that broaden their learning.”

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“Pupils can concentrate on their work because behaviour is managed exceptionally well.”

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“Members of the governing body and the wider academy trust are ambitious for the school and for what pupils can achieve.”

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“Pupils’ ability to manage their own anger and emotions improves after joining the school.”

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