Croftlands Junior School is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities in providing a safe environment for staff, pupils and visitors. The school’s Health and Safety policy complements policies that are agreed by the Local Authority and Cumbria County Council. It reflects the school’s aim to create and maintain the highest standards of health and safety possible. Procedures are in place to safeguard employees, pupils and visitors from threat, injury or ill health. These procedures are reviewed regularly and induction or training provided for staff. The school’s system for auditing, monitoring and inspection ensures that issues which may pose a risk to health and safety are dealt with promptly. Overall responsibility for Health and Safety rests with the Governing Body and the Headteacher, Miss Styles. Mrs McMillan takes responsibility in Miss Styles’ absence and Mrs Marshall is the school Health & Safety Officer.
Croftlands Junior is a Kidsafe registered school and Mrs C Brown delivers the Kidsafe programme to children in the Lower School. The children in the Upper School take part in workshops through NSPCC.
The majority of school staff are qualified in First Aid.
As they have day to day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour, or failure to develop. Parents should be aware therefore that, where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused or be at risk, the school is required, by law, to report their concerns to the local Safeguarding Hub.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Styles and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs McMillan.
Mr John Shakeshaft is the Safeguarding Governor.
Our Child Protection policy can be found on the following page of our website.
At Croftlands Junior School, we understand that technology is an essential part of modern life. The internet and other digital and information technologies open up opportunities for pupils and play an important role in their everyday lives. We aim to teach our children how to keep themselves safe online.
Miss L Anderton is our e-safety officer.