Round Diamond School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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 (see link below).
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.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Senior Leader's (DSLs) at Round Diamond are Mrs Zoe Phillips and deputies Mrs Jan Figueiredo, Miss Helen Jewitt, Mr Josh Haig and Mrs Claire Grayling.
Online Safety at Round Diamond
Technology is changing all the time and young people are no longer passive recipients of online information; they are regularly interacting directly within a digital landscape in a variety of ways.
Children are increasingly referred to as ‘digital natives’: citizens born into a digital world, who grow up surrounded by and immersed in the technology and tools of the digital age. Their confidence and skills in using this technology is typically high, but their knowledge and awareness of the inherent issues, risks and dangers is usually very low.
Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe; teaching our children about technology should be seen as another part of keeping them safe, just like crossing the road or learning to swim.
Are you familiar with ways in which to keep your children safe online? Do your children know how to keep safe whilst using technology? At Round Diamond, we are committed to discussing these serious issues as part of our online safety curriculum, but we can only be successful if we all work together: pupils, parents and teachers.
Follow the links below to visit some websites with parent advice about online safety. These include parentinfo which is a new collaboration between CEOP (child exploitation and online protection) and the Parent Zone. Here you will find up to date information on all elements of online safety including gaming, social media and online identities.