Every adult at St Teresa's is committed to helping the children feel safe and happy. We have a dedicated team to lead our work on safeguarding, however, any member of staff can be contacted to help with issues that may arise, including e-safety concerns.
Our Safeguarding Team
Miss H Kleinman (Designated Safeguarding Leader and Deputy Headteacher)
Mrs A Kerr (Deputy Safeguarding Leader and Pastoral Manager)
Mrs H Bennett (Deputy Safeguarding Leader and Headteacher)
Mr G Scott (Chair of Governance Committee)
St Teresa's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the 'Policies' section on our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Photographs and Videos
Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.
Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.
When a child joins our school community, GDPR forms are completed to ensure permissions (or decline of permissions) are obtained for Information & Images. If your circumstances change and these permission arrangements need to be adjusted, please notify the school office immediately.
We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings and in our newsletters. These permissions are all gathered in our GDPR agreement for each pupil.
Please follow the link to our 'Parents' page for more information on 'Anti-Bullying' and 'Online Safety'.