Term Dates 21/22
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
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Why your child is safe at our academy.
All Saints National Academy and St Chad's Trust prioritise the safeguarding of our pupils. Your child’s safety is of paramount importance and we have clear and consistent procedures in place to ensure that your child is safe. We meet all of the statutory requirements and regularly monitor safeguarding provision.
We have a lead member of staff responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding (Principal) who meets regularly with the lead local academy committee member for safeguarding to monitor the impact of what we have in place; also ensuring we adhere to all legislation.
We have a Pastoral Team made up of :-
Pastoral Assistant Principal - Mrs Meers
Safeguarding and Attendance officer - Mrs Bassi
SEN support officer/Mental Health First Aider & Lego Therapist - Miss Sims
Below is an overview of the areas of academy life which ensure the safety of our children.
Safe recruitment of staff – including training of interview panel and DBS checks.
Clear and regularly reviewed policies for child protection, behaviour, safeguarding and many other related policies.
Site safety - All visitors report to the main office in order to gain access to the building. Outside doors are only accessible by a door entry fob system held by staff members. We have a secure fenced boundary which is regularly inspected and improved where necessary.
We have a Pupil Voice team and a Safeguarding Squad who support with the decision making and pastoral care of all in our academy.
Every fortnight we have a SAFEGUARDING SPOTLIGHT, whereby we focus in on an area within worship and lessons then share our learning with the whole academy the following week. You can see what we are focussing on below.
We hold regular discussions with the children regarding what is in place in our academy to keep them safe and to improve awareness of their personal safety, including what to do and who to speak to if they have any worries or concerns. We hold pupil interviews and questionnaires annually to check that pupil’s feel safe.
E safety we have clear procedures that all children use, in order to improve their safety whilst on the internet at school and at home.
Behaviour we have high expectations of behaviour. We have a positive discipline policy which enables children to be clear about their responsibilities with regard to behaviour. We work in partnership with our parents/carers if there are any concerns.
We don’t tolerate bullying and we act swiftly and procedures if there are any concerns or issues
Educational visits are always risk assessed. We ensure the ratio of adults to children meets or exceeds requirements so that your children can enjoy their school trips.
We have 8 members of staff who are fully trained Paediatric First Aiders accompanied with 7 staff who are First Aid trained. We ave a trained Mental Health First Aider. Staff are also trained to deal with specific medical needs of children and administer care plan requirements.
Health and Safety must be rigorous at all times. Our estates team has a termly meeting with the Principal to monitor and discuss all aspects of H&S. The site is inspected every 6 months by Elite H&S
We provide a termly safeguarding report to governors. This ensures all aspects of safety provision are up to date. We complete an annual safeguarding audit for Walsall Safeguarding and Children’s Boards.
We have a strong belief in partnership working with our families. Our open door policy means that effective communication can take place.
If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please contact:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): - 01922 710210
Deputy DSL's: Mrs Bassi ,Mrs Meers, Mrs Skidmore- 01922 710210
If you have concerns about a teacher, please contact:
- Principal - 01922 710210
If you have concerns about the Principal, please contact:
Mrs Hilary Hastings – Chair of Local Academy Comittee – 01922 710210 (ask for Mrs Hastings to call you back)
If school is closed and you have an urgent concern about a child’s welfare and believe them to be at risk of significant harm you could call the Police on 999 or make contact with Walsall Children’s Social Care Emergency out of hours on Telephone 01922 652559(to report a concern about a child call 03005552866)
The Academy’s Safeguarding Policy can be found here:-
Safeguarding Spotlight's covered this half term:-
Safeguarding Spotlight This Week
KEEPING SAFE ON THE ROADS WITH A*STAR
We are proud to be part of the A*Star project for active sustainable travel and road safety. We actively promote where possible you to walk to the academy and how to stay safe when you do.
The link below takes you to the A*Star website where you will find lots of useful information and activities.
At ASNA we are committed to providing excellence for all our pupils. Our aim is to support every child within the academy to achieve through a nurturing and inclusive ethos. We welcome all children into our community and aim to support them to reach their full potential.
Our pastoral team, led by our Assistant Headteacher with lead for Pastoral Care, deliver a range of educational interventions throughout the Academy day. We also place a high profile on the social and emotional well being of our pupils. Parenting support is also offered through parenting programmes and workshops. 1:1 parenting support sessions are also offered to support the global development of our pupils.
HEALTH & WELL BEING
We make the very best use of the facilities we have on site at the academy and in conjunction with our own Sports Coach Mr Norton we place physical health through sport and exercise high on our agenda. All children in KS2 have been fitness tested and we use this information to support the improvements in fitness levels. We offer a range of additional learning opportunities at lunchtime and after the academy day has finished for children to participate in competitive sporting events or developmental activities such as Gymnastics and Dance. All children throughout the academy have the opportunity to access swimming lessons during the academic year. We hold a variety of intra-academy competitions throughout the year with children competing for their allocated house team. We have achieved the Silver National Schools Games Mark this academic year.
Our fitness testing results can be seen below in the Sports Premium section.
We support our pupils to develop healthy eating lifestyles by being part of the Food for Life campaign. We offer fruit, milk and toast at break times as snacks. The academy meals are provide by Walsall Council Catering Team who have been awarded the Bronze Food For Life award. We have our own allotment on site where children are taught how to grow fruit and vegetables. We are also part of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Adopt a School programme and have our own professional chef aligned to our academy Idris Caldore.
Emotional Health & Well Being
Our academy team has additional Pastoral staff to add extra support as and when required. These are led by Mrs Meers our Assistant Principal in charge of Inclusion. These staff play an instrumental part in the welfare and wellbeing of those who require additional support not solely that provided by their class staff team.
Throughout the academy we use the Zones of Regulation for the children to identify and signal to staff how they are feeling at the start and throughout the day. This is supported by a nurturing approach throughout the academy with individual children receiving additional support through strategies such as Lego Therapy and Nurture provision within our specialist room The Den. Staff have been trained within the Thrive Approach which also adds support to those children who may require additional intervention.
As an academy community we pride ourselves in the nurturing ethos and culture that weaves through all the work that we do.