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Reminder**** September 2022 admissions for new Reception children is now open. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit to school******Gilthill Primary School, Gilt Hill, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2GZ. 0115 9190611. office@gilthillprimary.org 'We aim to inspire today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges.'
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Gilthill Primary School

Special Educational Needs and Safeguarding

Occasionally teachers may feel that children are unable to benefit fully from the curriculum being offered to them.  If this is the case we will discuss our concerns with you. We may provide extra support as part of a small group or individually where appropriate. No action will be taken without your full co-operation and support. Parents and children are encouraged to contribute to discussions about their needs during the meetings.
If you are concerned about your child’s progress please consult with the class teacher, headteacher, or SENco (Mrs Cregan) so that a meeting can be arranged to establish a course of action.

 

Special Educational Needs Policy

We have a Special Needs Policy based upon the government’s requirements set out in the SEND Code of Practice. The policy includes information about the school’s processes and procedures.

The school has a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who works to ensure that the policy is fully implemented.  The Co-ordinator liaises with one of our Governors who act as the Governors’ representative in this area. Mrs Cregan is the SENCO at our school. If you wish to contact her, please email the school office at office@gilthillprimary.org or telephone the office directly and we will make sure the SENCO contacts you directly. 

SEN Report - Local Offer 2021

People with Disabilities

 

Pupils with disabilities are welcome to attend Gilthill School and every effort is made to ensure their access to a broad and balanced curriculum.  The school building and site are fully accessible to all those with physical disabilities having pathways and a lift which helps with wheelchair access.  We also have a hearing loop system to help those people who suffer from loss of hearing.  The school works in partnership with outside agencies such as the Disability Support Service to help ensure that staff are fully aware of how to offer support to disabled pupils for example during PE/games sessions and swimming lessons. Parents of pupils with a disability are very welcome to come and discuss their child’s needs prior to admission so appropriate action can be taken to help ensure smooth transition from home to school.

 

We also want to ensure that disabled members of our school and local community are able to support our pupils and school events. If parents, grandparents etc need our help in order to take advantage of adult learning or attendance at open evenings, school concerts etc we would be delighted to hear how we could help.

 

Equal Opportunities

 

To help meet the needs of the different groups of children, parents and carers the school maintains an Equality Policy which covers disability, gender and racial equality.

 

We need to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunities offered by the school. All documents related to equal opportunities are available at school – parents/carers are very welcome to view them.

 

Safeguarding Children

 

Child protection is very important to us and is a priority for everyone in the school community.

 

Children should be safe and secure both at home and school. Gilthill maintains a child protection policy and follows all the local & national guidance relating to safeguarding children. The child protection officer for the school is the Headteacher.

 

All staff, have taken training in the signs of child abuse and in the procedures that should be followed in cases of abuse. It is the Headteacher’s duty to refer suspicions of abuse to Social Services and she will then work with them, and other professionals, to achieve the safety of the child(ren) concerned. A copy of the policy  can be seen below.

 

The School Policy for Safeguarding is updated in line with Local Authority Guidance and Regulations on an annual basis and approved by the School Trust & Governing Body.

  • All staff receive regular training around safeguarding from the local authority.
  • Designated persons receive updates to training every 2 years.
  • An Annual Safeguarding Audit is carried out by the Governors.

Our main Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs N Allison and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer is Mrs S Cregan. These staff can be contacted via the school office.

 

Further information from the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership can be found here.

Prevent Strategy

 

What is the Prevent strategy

Prevent is a Government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism.

 

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015, all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from any other harm.

 

What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular pupil we will follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and Prevent Lead, Nicky Allison.

EMET safeguarding child protection policy

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