Keeping our learners safe!
At Woodland Star School, the safety and wellbeing of our students is of the utmost importance. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students to learn, play and interact with others. As such, we define safeguarding as the protection of children from violence, abuse, and neglect, ensuring they grow up with safe, nurturing and quality care and taking action to enable all children to develop in a holistic manner for their overall wellbeing.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination, violence, abuse, exploitation, or neglect against our students at WSS, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. We believe in creating an inclusive and supportive community, where every child feels valued, listened to, and respected.
To ensure the safety of our students, we have appointed a safeguarding team, with a lead, that oversees the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy and provides school training. Our safeguarding procedures and practices are incorporated at all levels of operation to ensure all students are safe and secure.
In the event of an allegation or suspected case of abuse, we will take swift and appropriate action. We will record and store information securely and handle all exchanges professionally and confidentially. We also teach our students how to stay safe and ensure appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place for online usage.
As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we follow procedures for reporting and sharing information with appropriate channels. Our goal is to maintain a safe physical environment for our students to play, learn, and interact. We also attempt to maintain an environment where children can approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
Safeguarding is a top priority for us at Woodland Star School, and we take our responsibilities very seriously. We believe that by working together with our families and community, we can create a safe and nurturing environment for our students to thrive in. We encourage open communication and feedback from all members of the community to help us continuously improve our safeguarding practices.