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Nicky Easey and Cheryl Mence, Joint Acting Headteachers
Wroxham Gardens, Potters Bar, Herts. Tel: 01707 643576

Child and family sensitive issues

Child protection / Safeguarding

All schools have a clear responsibility placed on them by the Children Act 1989 and by guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to safeguard the welfare of all their pupils. In doing so, schools are expected to consult with Social Services if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect.

A referral to Social Services is not intended to be an accusation of any particular action or against any particular person. It is the reporting of concerns which have come to the school’s attention. This is accordance with Hertfordshire Child Protection Procedures.

The Wroxham School has a Child Protection Policy and a copy of Hertfordshire Child Protection Procedures, both of which are available for parents/carers to see.

The designated teacher for child Protection is Alison Peacock. The deputy designated teacher is Cheryl Mence. Both Alison Peacock and Cheryl Mence have received training for this role which will be updated regularly. They will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection Practice.

View and read our 2015 Safeguarding Policy, The Wroxham School Safeguarding Policy 2015.

Sex education

Children learn about sex and relationships education as a part of science studies throughout the school. In Years 5 & 6 children will take part in more detailed human biology lessons and parents will be notified of this. Parents have the right to remove their children from sex education lessons if they wish. Please discuss any concerns with the class teacher or Headteacher.

School nurse

Our school nurse comes into school regularly and is available to meet individually with children or parents.

Family support

Please contact our Inclusion Leader, Cheryl Mence if you would like some advice on any aspect of parenting or child care. Cheryl can be contacted via the school office.

Friendship mentors

Roisin O’Hagan is our Friendship Mentor. Roisin trains our peer mediators and is available to talk with children who are upset or angry. She is also happy to liaise with parents and families. Roisin can be contacted via the school office.

Pupil absence 2014-15

We believe it is vitally important that children attend school promptly and that absence is kept to an absolute minimum. There is a strong correlation between high attendance at school and excellent performance and progress. The school day begins promptly at 8.45am. If for exceptional reasons you need to request leave from school during term time please complete an application form available from the school office. If your child is unwell please telephone the school early in the day. All absence from school will be followed up.