Safeguarding at Whiteheath
Whiteheath Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff are trained in safeguarding when they join the school and this training is updated annually or sooner if necessary. The training ensures staff are aware of the signs to look out for if a child may be being harmed/abused. It also informs them how to deal with the situation and report it appropriately. Similarly children are reminded that they can share information with staff who will always be there to listen and support them.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection 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 endeavour to discuss our concerns about our pupils with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the safety of the child. We work closely with Hillingdon Children’s Services and take guidance from them.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and staff have received training in this as well. Our Preventing Radicalisation Policy can be viewed in the policies section of our website.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are the Headteacher, Ms Kenny (Head Teacher) and Mrs Ventin (DSL and Pastoral Lead). The Deputy Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are Miss Wells and Mrs Anwar (Assistant Head Teachers). The governor responsible for Safeguarding is Mr Edgecombe (Chair of Governors).
Any parent or carer who has concerns about the safety of a child is encouraged to discuss their concern with one of the above named adults. They can also contact Stronger Families Hub on 01895 556006.
WEBSITES USED AT WHITEHEATH
For safeguarding purposes, we thought it would be useful for you to have a list of websites that are frequently used for educational purposes both in class and as part of homework assignments, here at Whiteheath. These are websites that the children may be typically asked to access at home.
- Big Cat Reading: https://collins.co.uk/account/login
- Dance mat typing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
- Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/
- iMovie (app)
- Maths.co.uk: https://www.maths.co.uk
- Microbit: https://makecode.microbit.org/
- Nessy: https://learn.nessy.com/account/login#/accountLogin
- Read Theory: www.readtheory.org
- Scratch: https://scratch.mit.edu/
- Sketchpad: https://sketch.io/sketchpad/en/
- Spag.com: www.SPAG.com
- Sonic Pi (app)
- Stop Motion Animation (app)
- Tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/
- TTRockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Please note that the children are not expected to interact with their teachers online. There is the option on Google Classroom to leave comments on the work set and on TTRockstars to challenge teachers to timestables battles, aside from this, there is no interaction between teachers and pupils.