School Policies


Safeguarding Statement

Beech Hyde School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Keeping Children Safe in Education is the statutory guidance that schools must adhere to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The following responsibilities are placed on all schools:

  • Staff should be alert to signs of abuse and know to whom they should report any concerns or suspicions
  • Schools should have procedures (of which all staff are aware) for handling suspected cases of abuse of pupils, including procedures to be followed if a member of staff is accused of abuse, or suspected of abuse
  • A Designated Senior Person/Lead has responsibility for co-ordinating action with the school and liaising with other agencies Schools should also be aware of and follow the procedures established by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children BoardA duty is placed upon all adults within our school to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children.

 Aims of Safeguarding Procedure and practice at Beech Hyde School:

  • To include child protection arrangements and staff code of conduct at staff inductions
  • To ensure annual reviews of the Child Protection policy and its implementation
  • To provide a safe school in which we actively promote the safety of every child, including safety online
  • To provide a safe environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to express their feelings on matters relating to safety and are listened to when they have a worry or concern
  • To ensure that the children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
  • To ensure that designated staff, including governors, receive appropriate training to enable effective oversight and monitoring of the safeguarding policy and procedure
  • To provide regular Safeguarding training to all staff so that they are knowledgeable and aware of their role and of the appropriate procedures to follow
  • To provide a message to all adults within our community, that we are a safe school
  • To embed messages about Personal Safety into our curriculum
  • To ensure newly appointed/elected governors attend relevant safeguarding training

Key People

  • Child protection/Safeguarding Deputy Designated Senior Person – Mrs Tracey Berry
  • Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Sarah Medlock
  • Chair of Governors – Mrs Christina Brazier
  • Child Protection/Safeguarding Designated Senior Person – Mrs Kate Harvey




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