At Button Lane, we are passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment.
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We have robust policies in place for ensuring the wellbeing of our children. These policies underpin our practice and values shared by every single member of staff in our school. Copies are available from the school office.
Any concerns about children are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Child Protection Officers” in the school in compliance with the “sharing of information” guidance.
The Designated Child Protection Officer is Emma Roberts (Headteacher)
The Designated Child Protection Officer is Jackie Jones
The Designated Link Governor is Pat Gaskell (Vice Chair of Governors)
What to do if you are concerned about a child
Children and young people have the right to grow up safe from harm or abuse. If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact one of the designated leads above.
At Button Lane Primary School we are determined to provide our pupils with a safe, secure and happy environment in which to learn. We expect high standards of behaviour and do our best to encourage our pupils to develop into responsible and valued members of the community.
What is bullying?
•deliberately hurtful behaviour,
•repeated often over a period of time,
•difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves against.
It usually takes one of four forms:
•Physical e.g. hitting, fighting, taking belongings
•Verbal e.g. name-calling, insulting remarks, racist comments
•Indirect e.g. rumour-mongering, excluding someone from social groups
•Cyber-bullying e.g. texting, use of websites etc
This type of behaviour is contrary to the ethos of our school. In partnership with parents, we aim to raise awareness and prevent such behaviour.