Hermitage is committed to the health and safety and well- being of all pupils. We expect all stakeholders and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.
All School staff members have received child protection training, and the children are made aware of the adults they can speak to if they have a concern.
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 by clicking the link below.
Other Policies can be found on our website
CLICK HERE FOR SAFEGUARDING POLICIES
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sophie Alcock (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead’s
Preet Serai (Deputy Headteacher)
Tracey Pace (Learning mentor)
Shorif Ahmed (Learning mentor)
Designated safeguarding Governor
The NSPCC website has excellent resources and information for parents on how to keep children safe.
NSPCC Parents support website
Any adult who is concerned about the safety and welfare of a child can contact the NSPCC on 0800 800 500
Any child can contact Child line for help and support on 0800 1111
Safeguarding on the Internet
At Hermitage we are committed to giving children a well balanced and broad curriculum -this will include the use of computers, tablets and the internet.
Hermitage has a fully supported firewall from LGFL which ensures the safety of students and staff online, and the network safe from ever increasing cyber-attack.
We work in close partnership with parents and guardians to set and covey the importance of using the technology, online platforms, information sources and media safely. Pupils could potentially have unfiltered, unsupervised internet access at home.
We organise on a regular basis internet safety training for parents, to insure they are aware of the benefits and concerns of school internet use.
All parents are expected to sign an Acceptable Usage Policy so they understand what is acceptable behaviour.
All pupils are responsible for appropriate behaviour when using the school computer network.
Children have internet safety training at the beginning of the year and PHSE lesson that build their knowledge of how to be safe when online.
The computing curriculum sessions emphasise the importance of safer use of ICT each term.
As part of these sessions all children sign up to acceptable use of ICT