The children's safety and well being is absolutely central to what we do at Latimer. The school works hard to ensure that we keep our young people safe, both inside and outside of school.
A full programme of child protection training is delivered to all staff on a 3 year basis. In addition, there is staff refresher training each year and when new staff join Latimer. Latimer follows Leicestershire County Councils lead in protecting our children and is proud to be one of the first holders of the Leicestershire E-Safety Award, which recognises our commitment to protecting our children online.
Our designated safeguarding governor is Mrs Amanda Mckenzie.
Keeping safe and happy is a central theme to our school assemblies which are delivered to the whole school on a Monday and revisited in Key Stage assemblies throughout the week. Children are asked to choose 3 safe people, who they can go to with their concerns and we reguarly remind them of this. Children report that they feel safe and happy at Latimer.
Our Simple Truths remind children how to behave, however if bullying does take place we have a clear procedure for staff to follow to ensure any issues are throughly investigated and dealt with promptly. We are proud that our children tell us that if poor behaviour does occur that we deal with it quickly and they feel safe in school.
Our curriculum is designed to promote well-being and pupil welfare. Taking responisblilty and safeguarding ourselves is central to our learning. We reinforce messages in class through class discussions and PSHE work and we work closely with Leicestershire Police, Fire and Rescue services and the NSPCC to reinforce key messages. The children receive regular assemblies from ourselves on issues such as stranger danger, road safety and firework and halloween safety. This is then reinforced by visits from our emergency services
(including PROTECT) and in year 6 all children attend the warning zone.
Our designated safeguarding leaders are: