The Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Harriet Mukhtar (DHT for Inclusion)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs. Sam Daly (Head Teacher), Mrs. Natasha Arnold (Deputy Head), Mrs. Sobia Hussain (Assistant Head) and Mr. Sheldon Brown (Pastoral Lead)
The Nominated Governors for safeguarding children are: Mrs. Allison Allen (Chair of Governors) and Mrs. Laura Macinnes (Parent Governor)
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment.
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.
At Gonville Academy we embrace the use of new technologies. We promote the use of ICT to enhance learning and thinking and teach all of the children how to keep themselves safe. All adults in school ensure that pupils know how to report incidents and problems confidently and straight away.
At home, many children use computers to play games and learn. We want to encourage you to ensure children are supervised at all times at home, especially when accessing the internet.
IT IS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE THAT CHILDREN DO NOT SIGN-UP TO SOCIAL MEDIA OR OTHER SITES SITES FOR WHICH THEY ARE UNDERAGE. Eg: Whatsapp, Facebook, BBM etc. are not for children of Primary School age.
To find out more about age-limits, please check https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
The best way to help your child to be safe when using the internet is to talk to them and make sure they understand a few simple rules which can be found in our Parent Online Safety Sheet for Parents and Carers.
Also, we have now added printable guides for keeping your child safe when using smartphones, tablets, X-Box etc.
As part of Gonville Academy’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. As part of our annual Safeguarding trainings, we ensure that members of our team are aware of governmental priorities.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. As described in official documents published by Her Majesty’s Government, the Prevent Strategy:
If you are concerned that a member of staff, a Governor or potential Governor may have links to extremism or that child might be at risk of extremism, or if you have any other concern about extremism at Gonville Academy, please contact the Department for Education’s helpline on email@example.com or 020 7340 7264. Parents/carers can also find some more information on the Educate Against Hate website by the DfE