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Horizon Academy Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.

company number 08411590

registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Thanet

Thanet Primary School

Developing aspirations, building futures
and letting imaginations fly as we aim high

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding children statement

At Thanet Primary School the health and safety of all our children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore take every practicable measure to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.  Our policies on Safeguarding Children are very clear and they can be found under the Policies tab.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Mrs J Machon

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) - Mrs A Warrior

All Thanet staff have completed level 1 safeguarding training. This is renewed every 3 years.

What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Thanet Primary

During school hours:

  • Contact school and speak to any of the Safeguarding Team on 01482 796193
  • Or - contact the Early Help Team for Hull on 01482 448879

Out of school hours (including during school holidays):

  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police on 999
  • If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of a child, then contact Children's Social Care, Access and Accessment Team on 01482 448879 (weekdays 8.30am - 5pm), Immediate Help Team on 01482 300304 (after 5pm and weekends).

Online

  • Email admin@thanet.hull.sch.uk and this will be forwarded to a member of our Safeguarding Team.

Further Support

There are many websites, charities and organisations that can provide further help and support for parents and/or children.  Some are listed below:

 Helplines

trust staff poster 2023.pdf

 

trust lanyard poster 2023.pdf

Online Safety PCSO Visit

VOMITRoad Safety

Safeguarding_Curriculum

Prevent Duty Policy

 Parents PREVENT Leaflet

Data Protection Policy

Online_Safety_Policy 2023-24

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023-24

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 - Part 1

Parents Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation

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CPOMS

At Thanet Primary we use CPOMS, an online reporting system for monitoring safeguarding, wellbeing and all pastoral issues.  In line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy all staff record any concerns to ensure that children, young people and adults are safe and fully supported.

Bullying

DfE guidance defines bullying as actions that are meant to be hurtful and which happen on a regular and persistent basis.  It can take the form of physical contact, physical/verbal threats, physical/verbal intimidation, demeaning comments, spreading of malicious rumours/gossip, purposely excluding someone or persistent criticism.  At Thanet Primary we take bullying extremely seriously and will do everything in our power to ensure our children are safe, happy and free from harm.

Bullying can happen to anyone and there are many different forms of bullying.  These are listed below:

  • Physical - a physical act that hurts someone eg hitting, kicking, pushing
  • Verbal - when words or phrases are used to intentionally hurt or upset someone
  • Social/relational - actions intended to harm a victim's reputation or relationships
  • Cyber/online - bullying that happens on any electronic device
  • Sexual - online or in-person bullying that involves sexual comments or actions
  • Prejudicial - targets a person's race, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation and is often a result of the belief that some people deserve to be treated with less respect than others.

It is important to understand that bullying is not an odd occasion of falling out with friends, name calling, arguments or when the occasional 'joke' is played on someone.  Children do sometimes fall out or say things because they are upset.  When occasional problems like this arise it is not necessarily classed as bullying unless it is done repeatedly several times opurpose (STOP)

Is my child being bullied?

Sometimes children do not want to share that they are being bullied due to a range of different reasons.  It is important to watch for a pattern or change in your child's behaviour.  This could be a sign that bullying is taking place:

  • Wanting more/less attention
  • Not wanting to go to school
  • Frequent minor illnesses
  • Becoming withdrawn/unusually tearful or aggressive
  • Coming home with bruises or torn clothing
  • Possessions disappearing
  • Becoming overly confident or acting in an extreme manner

What do I do if I feel my child is being bullied at school?

  • Ask your child for as much detail as possible
  • Listen carefully to your child and reassure them that you want to help
  • Contact the school and speak to their class teacher
  • Do not approach the child or parents yourself
  • Encourage your child to report any further incidents to an adult in school
  • Do not advise your child to fight back

White Ribbon Campaign

At Thanet Primary we are committed to educating our children at an early age about gender equality.  We are supporters of the White Ribbon Campaign.

White Ribbon