“I like being at school because I feel safer and wake up feeling bright because it is a school day”… Year 5 pupil
The Minster Junior 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 Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of 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.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Joint Leaders are Jasent Robertson (Family Link Worker) and Derrick Francis (Assistant Headteacher). The Deputy Safeguarding Leader is Hannah Farhan (Headteacher).
A new resource has been added on How local authorities should exercise their functions by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government guidance. See the following link:
From September 2019, Ofsted’s inspections of early years, schools and post-16 provisions will be carried out under Ofsted’s Education Framework. This replaces the previously-used Common inspection framework.
Section 128 checks
This section was updated in KCSIE 2018: where it previously only applied to management, it was extended to include governors/trustees, headteachers, members of the Senior Leadership Team and departmental heads. This year’s update provides further clarity for how it applies to governors.