Tyndale Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our 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 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 Tyndale Primary School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head Teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and all staff have completed recent training.
Our Designated Child Protection Officer is Mrs Harris, who is also Acting Headteacher at Tyndale. The Deputy Child Protection Officer is Miss Bisset, who is also EYFS/KS1 and Maths Lead and the Child Protection/Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Brooks.
The LADO is the Local Authority Designated Officer who manages child protection allegations against individuals who work with children and young people, whether in a paid or a voluntary position. The current South Gloucestershire LADO is Tina Wilson, 01454 868508.