Bobmore Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1JE
Telephone - 01628 483 752
Company Registration No.07690054

Safeguarding at GMS

Safeguarding Team

Mr N Maguire

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Graig

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr K Ford

Headteacher Safeguard

Mrs A Gifford

Safeguarding Officer

Great Marlow School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. GMS strives to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 (updated version)
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • The Prevent Duty 2015

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Neil Maguire (Deputy Headteacher). Other staff trained in child protection are Karen Craig and Kevin Ford (Headteacher), there is one other member of the team, namely Anna Gifford, who is the Pupil Premium Champion.

Great Marlow School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes. To promote a safe environment for students, Great Marlow School employs a strict selection and recruitment policy, which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers, including enhanced disclosure and debarring service checks (DBS).

As a minimum, all staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within school. Safeguarding practices and training are regularly reviewed and updates will be given throughout the year as and when deemed necessary to take account of national, regional and more local issues. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in the school, please pass them on to the Designated Safeguarding lead or a member of that team. All referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up swiftly and appropriately.

As a key part of Safeguarding student attendance is monitored closely, and concerns are shared, as appropriate, with parents/carers, Buckinghamshire County Council, social care and the school’s safeguarding team. Great Marlow School works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.

Should there be any serious concerns about a child, or a member of staff at Great Marlow School, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) should be contacted, who will provide advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. Our Child Protection Policy can be found on our school website.

If you are concerned about a child, you can also call the Buckinghamshire Social Care “First Response Team” on 01296 383962 or if a child is at immediate risk of significant harm call 999.

Neil Maguire
Deputy Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Great Marlow School

 

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers and how to act safely when using the internet.

We are therefore delighted to announce that Great Marlow School have shown our commitment to protecting our pupils online and have worked with National Online Safety to deliver an interactive online workshop for all our parents & carers.

The course can be taken at your own convenience and covers:

  • Information about online dangers and the newest platforms
  • What online risks to look out for and how to protect your child

Please find below the URL you need to visit to register your account. This link is also available via ‘Parent & Carers‘ -> ‘Internet Safety‘ menu. You will need to complete your details and select “I am a: Parent/Carer” from the drop down:

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the “Online Safety for Parents and Carers’ course and National Online Safety’s Resources (which includes 50+ online platform guides on the latest social media channels and games). This aims to help empower parents with the knowledge to protect their children from the dangers of the internet.

If you have any questions, or trouble accessing the course please contact: support@nationalonlinesafety.com

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