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Safeguarding at Woodlands

Woodlands Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All our staff are familiar with and adhere to the Safeguarding Policy

Should you have any concerns regarding a child’s safety or wellbeing, please report the concern to South Gloucestershire Access and Response on 01454 866000 (office hours)
01454 615165 (out of hours / weekends).

Please visit their website for more information.

We have a team of dedicated safeguarding leads at the school, who have all completed up to date training on Child Protection. Our safeguarding team can be contacted by phoning the school number: 01454 866535.

Safeguarding Curriculum

Pupil safeguarding is of primary importance at Woodlands Primary. The school is committed to supporting and educating children across a range of safeguarding matters, as well as supporting issues specifically related to our local context.

We seek opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our PHSE curriculum covers safeguarding themes through each of the strands within the Jigsaw scheme of work. We are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some more sensitive subjects need to be taught at an age appropriate level, or within a small group or 1:1 level where a more urgent need arises. We teach Relationships and Sex education across the school and support parents in understanding the importance of children learning about healthy relationships. We teach online safety in each year group but also respond to any issues that arise through further lessons, assemblies or by using external agencies, i.e - the community police and organisations such as SARI.

Building resilience 

Children are taught about how to make the right choices to keep themselves safe. We refer to safeguarding practices in school regularly such as which coloured lanyards visitors wear and phone safety through our assemblies, for example. 

We talk to pupils about having trusted adults in school who they can go to if they have worries. Children are regularly reminded to talk to staff if they do not feel safe and happy, or to make use of the worry boxes, a cuddle teddy or a worry monster in classrooms, and they are reminded of the Childline numbers if they do not have access to familiar staff or worry boxes/monsters during holiday times for example. 

Meet the safeguarding team

Mrs Rachel Dean (Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Hayley Coggins (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Hayley Tunnacliffe (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Amanda Lewis-Evans (Safeguarding Team)

Ms Charlotte Smith (SENCO)

Mr Harrison Gorst (Chair of Governors)

School Contact (school hours). ..........01454 866535

Out of hours/

Children's Social Care

During Office Hours (Monday - Friday)................ 01454 866000

Out of hours/weekends ......................................... 01454 615165