Safeguarding

The aim of Townville Infants’ School safeguarding policy is to create a safe and supportive environment, ensuring children are safe at school and at home.

Everyone has a shared objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn and develop in our school setting.
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significiant harm.
  • Taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and in our school.

All those in positions of responsibility have completed training to ensure they are aware of how to maintain safe and supportive environments for all. This involves identification of concerns, appropriate reporting mechanisms and action to prevent harm (which may require external, independent organisations and bodies).

Meet our safeguarding team:

  • Mrs C Burden
    Designated Safeguarding Lead & Headteacher

  • Mrs J Cooper
    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Headteacher

  • Mrs T Booth
    Wellfare Officer

  • Mr A Robinson
    Safeguarding Governor

Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.

We do this by:

  • Meeting Health and Safety standards
  • DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
  • Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
  • Securing our site, including data protection
  • Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
  • Meeting our Prevent Duty requirements

Further information

If you would like further information on School Gateway, please call into the office or call us on 01977 554185.

  • Wakefield Families Together

    The Wakefield Families Together website provides lots of advice and support around Early Help. Please click the link above to access their website.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

‘My son seems to have developed exponentially.’

What parents like most about Townville Infants & Nursery School

‘The headteacher shows strong leadership and provides a clear direction for the school’s future.’

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‘Great school with lovely teachers who really care about the children. Good range of after school clubs.’

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‘It’s a small school makes everything a lot more personal.’

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‘The school is driven and led by the pupils’ best interests. I also like the location of the school.’

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‘How open and approachable the teachers and headteacher are. Very positive and forward-thinking attitudes.’

What parents like most about Townville Infants & Nursery School

‘My child loves going to school.’

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‘Professional staff who work in partnership with us to provide the best for our children’s development.’

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‘I have received great feedback and communication about my son from his teacher since starting Townville.’

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‘My daughter isn’t simply a number like she would be in a larger school.’

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‘That anything you need to know an answer to the reception are most helpful.’

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‘Made friends at school, little parties and activities you do for the children.’

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‘I feel like my children are treated as individuals.’

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‘Good communication via the Marvellous Me app.’

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‘The school encourages children to achieve their full potential.’

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‘My child likes the teachers.’

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‘It’s community spirit and welcome feel.’

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‘My childs best interests of learning have always been put first and the support has been great.’

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‘The teachers seem to genuinely care about the children and their safety and encourage them to do well.’

What parents like most about Townville Infants & Nursery School

‘The effort they put in to each child personally.’

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‘My child loves it there he loves all his new friends and the teachers.’

What parents like most about Townville Infants & Nursery School