Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.
At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School we strongly believe in and adhere to current safeguarding legislation which our practice reflects:
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Department for Education – DfE 2016)
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery & Primary School is committed to ensuring the safety of all of our children. We have a detailed Child Protection Policy that explains the procedures that the staff must follow in order to protect our children. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for our school is Mrs Siddell and the Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs McDermott and Mr Gallagher
The Safeguarding team can be contacted at the school on 01704 568375 or by email on email@example.com.
We are dedicated team of staff, who will be more than happy to help with any concerns you may have.
Additional guidance can be found in the DFE ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) document.
This guidance applies to all schools and is primarily for:
- headteachers, teachers and staff
- governing bodies, proprietors and management committees
It sets out the legal duties you must follow to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18 in schools and colleges.
WHAT IS THE PUPIL PREMIUM?
Each Year the school receives extra funding from the government to provide additional support and educational experiences for children who come from lower income homes and due to the current COVID-19 pandemic this might be the case for more families than ever this year. This funding is called Pupil Premium and can help ensure all children have access to the same opportunities and activities.
The funding is used in school in a variety of ways. It is used to support additional learning, to
support music tuition, help with paying for trips and residential visits and to support eligible children to access extra-curricular clubs.
The school can qualify for Pupil Premium for your child if you receive one of the following:
- Income Support
- Income based Job Seekers Allowance
- Income related Employment and Support Allowance
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit with an annual income of less than £16190 and not in receipt of
- Working Tax credit
- Working Tax Credit Run-On (the payment you receive for further weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
- Serve in the Armed Forces
If you believe your child may qualify for this support in school, please click on the link below to apply:
Please note that, should your circumstances change and you no longer qualify for receipt of any of the above benefits, pupil premium funding will still continue to be paid to support your child for a further 6 years.
If you have any questions about Pupil Premium and how we use this funding, or would like more information on how to apply, please contact the school office.