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).
In order to effectively safeguard our pupils in all contexts, we are committed to the continued professional development of our staff team. All staff receive statutory training and updates linked to Keeping Children Safe in Education, First Aid (including Paediatric) and Health and Safety. We have a School Health Manager who, with the correct paperwork and parental permissions, is able to administer medication on site.
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 Hannah Taylor, Miss Helen Jewitt and Mrs Claire Grayling.
Online Safety at Round Diamond
At Round Diamond we spend a lot of time sharing the importance with being safe online with the children as the access and use of digital devices becomes ever increasing in our current world. We start each Autumn term focusing our computing lessons on 'E-safety'. We recap they ways that the children can remain safe whilst online and provide them with scenarios that allow for great and crucial discussions.
The SMILE acronym is frequently used to reinforce the online steps that the children have previously learnt.
We have an E-Safety displays in all classrooms that are constantly referenced to throughout RSHE learning and computing lessons, as well as, to support with a range of class assemblies highlighting the importance of staying safe online.