Our school has a ‘First Day Absence’ reporting system in place. The aim is to ensure that we know the whereabouts of any child missing from our register.
When a child leaves our school we always verify that they are on roll with another educational establishment. In cases where we are unable to do this the Education Welfare Service will be notified.
We want our pupils to be able to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment where good behaviour makes effective teaching and learning possible.
Everyone at Alderman Cogan’s Church of England Primary Academy has a responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people they come into contact with. Mrs Debbie Barnard is our named Child Protection Leader.
The school has a fire evacuation policy in place and many of our staff members are trained fire wardens. Our alarms are regularly tested and at least once each term we hold a fire drill for the whole school.
Health and Safety
Our school has a health and safety policy in place that is regularly reviewed by the governing body. There is an official health and safety inspection carried out annually and also the governors’ premises committee undertake a health and safety walk once each term.
If your child is taken ill or has an injury in school they will be assessed by one of our trained first-aiders. If your child needs treatment by a doctor or hospital we will do our very best to contact you or another emergency contact that you have given us. Please ensure these contact details are kept up to date.
Members of our staff are trained in first aid, risk assessment, child protection, as fire wardens and in the use of EpiPens. Training is updated regularly.
The school has a Visitors’ Guidance Policy in place.
For the safety of the children in our school all volunteers are required to obtain enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), provide two satisfactory references and complete a childcare disqualification declaration. All volunteers have an induction and receive a handbook with information regarding our safeguarding practices.
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