Safeguarding - PREVENT training (early closure)

Type: Letter Home
Author: LWO
Year of Publishing: 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

Wingfield Academy prides itself on providing the best possible education for all our students. We also prioritise keeping our children safe and provide many opportunities both within the taught curriculum.

Topics and subjects that are explored include digital awareness, e-safety, recognising risk taking behaviours for example the effects and safe use of alcohol and illegal substance misuse. We also explore the signs and symptoms of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and more importantly, what to do if a student has a concern.

Our safeguarding principles are based on the belief that all students have the right to feel safe and be listened to. We describe ourselves as a ‘listening school’ and all adults within the Academy have a key role and responsibility to keep students safe.

All Academy staff will be receiving statutory safeguarding training before Easter focusing on PREVENT (the Government’s response to anti-terrorism and preventing radicalisation and extremism), CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). This important training has to be delivered by law.

As a result of this, staff are participating in additional training which has resulted in school closing at the earlier time of 1:45 pm on Friday 7th April 2017. Please ensure that arrangements are made for your child to finish on the last day of term at 1:45 pm.

I have also included a Pupil Well Being card for you to discuss with your child. Children are encouraged to complete a Well Being card if they have a problem that they would like to share and/or receive help with. Students can also complete a Well Being card on-line via the Academy website should they wish to do this from home. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is alerted instantly and the issue is referred to the most relevant member of staff in order to find an amicable solution. Contact with home is always made in order to keep parents/carers updated with how the situation has been resolved.

There is also a copy of the Academy’s Well Being Ambassadors Positive Relationships Policy. This also explains how students can report an issue that is concerning them. Please take the time to sit and discuss this with your child.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy should you have any concerns regarding your child’s welfare.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and wish you a healthy and safe Easter.

Yours sincerely,


Lindsay Wootton Ashforth

Assistant Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead

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