At Maryport Church of England
Junior School we place safeguarding at the centre of all
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the
welfare and well-being of all of our pupils.
Ormond is our Designated Safeguarding Lead in school.
Mrs Alex Moore is Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Rev. Susan McKendry is our Safeguarding Governor
child's attendance is monitored daily and significant
absences are always followed up.
The school has an Attendance Policy that you should read
We have clear behaviour rules for the whole school
community that must be followed to keep everyone safe
We positively reinforce the message that we keep unkind
words, hands and feet to ourselves and treat others with
We understand that children do sometimes fall out and
this will be dealt with by an adult who will listen to
the children involved and help to resolve the situation.
These situations are rarely considered to constitute
bullying, however where bullying does occur, cases are
taken very seriously and will work with children and
families to try and resolve any problems.
Please see our Anti-Bullying Policy.
Health and Safety
Everyone at Maryport Church of England Junior School has
a responsibility to ensure that adults and children work
in a safe environment. The school has clear Health and
Safety Policy and Procedures which everyone must follow.
The school have fully trained first aiders to deal with
any accidents in school.
school recognises that technology plays an important
role in the education of our children and is committed
to safeguarding children in the virtual world.
Please see our website page for advice and information.
have any complaints about how the school is working with
you or your child please feel confident to speak to us.
The Head teacher will always be happy to speak to you to
resolve any difficulties. It is better to speak to us as
soon as you have a concern so that it does not become a
bigger issue. If you do not feel the matter has been
resolved, you can raise your concerns with the Governing
The Prevent Strategy
Government published its Prevent Strategy in 2010 and
since then there has been a growing awareness of the
specific need to safeguard children, young people and
families from extremism. Unfortunately, there are now
many instances, nationally, of extremist groups
attempting to radicalise the vulnerable members of our
society to hold extremist views justifying political,
religious, sexist or racist violence and an intolerance
From July 2015, all schools are subject to a duty under
section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security act
2015 to safeguard children from radicalisation and
extremism. This means that we have the same duty to
protect children from extremist and violent views as we
do to protect them from drugs and physical abuse.
Maryport Church of England Juniors values freedom of speech and
the expression of beliefs and ideology as fundamental
rights that underpin our values. Pupils and staff have
the right to speak freely and voice their opinions.
However, this freedom of speech comes with
responsibility and free speech that is designed to
manipulate the vulnerable and incite violence goes
against the British values that we promote. Freedom of
speech has to be subject to laws and policies governing
equality, human rights, community safety and cohesion.
We are very clear that exploitation and radicalisation
should be viewed as a safeguarding concern in our
More information regarding our work to promote British
values can be found in the Curriculum section of this