Ermine Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
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 of our website or clicking the image to the left. The latest update to the policy was January 2018.
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 his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you have any concerns and would like support please visit our parent surgery on Monday 8:45-10 or phone to make an appointment with Mrs Richards/Mrs Sperrin. We can discuss the early help process with you and how the school can best support your family.
Safeguarding Assembly – January 2018
Please click the image below to download a copy of the Safeguarding Assembly held at EPA:
Safeguarding Assembly 2 – February 2018
Please click the image below to download a copy of our second Safeguarding Assembly from February 2018:
Our designated safeguarding lead is Jenna Richards (Headteacher-acting), deputies Victoria Sperrin (attendance, pastoral and safeguarding), Zoe Hoyland (Deputy Headteacher), Carly North (Head of Teaching and Learning) and Rob Barnard (Assistant Headteacher).
Useful links include:
NSPCC Pants activity Pack https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=201708+ppc-bau&utm_content=brand-sitelink-pants&gclid=CLn02MKBldsCFQdZGwodRfsLIg&gclsrc=ds
Daisy Chain – Animated Film narrated by Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet narrates this beautiful anti-bullying tale that follows Buttercup Bree and her tale of magical Daisy Chains. Visit http://www.ilovedaisychain.com for more info.
If you have any concerns or questions, please come and speak to a member of the leadership team every Monday morning at 9am for the Parent’s Surgery. Alternatively, please make an appointment with a member of the leadership team via the office.