Perryfields High School Safeguarding Statement

Perryfields is committed to safeguarding everyone at school. With this in mind, every visitor to the school must sign in at reception and wear the appropriate lanyard. You will be asked to read a Safeguarding Statement.

Any adults who intend to work at Perryfields must have read:

Keeping Children Safe In Education – DfE March 2016

The School’s Safeguarding Policy and Staff Code of Conduct Policy

Please see our school’s policies page.

Welcome – Safeguarding Statement

At Perryfields High School, meeting the needs of our learners is our priority. it is a privilege for us to be part of each child’s learning journey. Our website should give an insight into life at our school along with an idea of our vision, aims and of the values we uphold.

Our staff work as a team to nurture our pupils and prepare them for the future. Our mission statement is ‘Together We Achieve Excellence’ and we aim to provide a happy, secure environment in which children will thrive and develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically; a place where learning is central to everything. Our staff are committed to supporting the pupils entrusted to our care.

In order to achieve their best, there needs to be a positive relationship between home and school. Our partnership with parents is extremely important to us.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and look forward to welcoming you to Perryfields High School.

Promoting British Values at Perryfields High School

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out is definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and at Perryfields High School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

We have a School Council from representatives of our Year. The Council is able to effect changed within the school. Every pupil on the Council is voted in by their class, who raise issues to be discussed and acted on. We also have senior prefects, Sixth Form Executives and Head Boy and Girl who raise issues with our senior staff and are involved in many school events.

Through our curriculum pupils are taught about, and encouraged to respect, public institutions and services.

The School Council have a clear job description and plans which are reviewed termly by the senior leaders.

All Parents, carers and pupils can make comments on learning at Perryfields High School.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Perryfields High School.

Pupils are taught from Year 7 the rules of the school. Pupils are taught the value of reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from and to authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Perryfields High School pupils are actively encouraged to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these, for example through e-safety and PHSE work.

Perryfields High School has a robust anti-bullying culture and behaviour and safety policies in place.

Perryfields High School pupils are given freedom to make choices during the school day and in reference to extra-curricular experiences.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those Different Faiths and Beliefs

Mutual respect is at the heart of our Values. Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school treat each other with respect.

Perryfields High School provides opportunities for pupils to visit places of significant cultural interest, places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school.

Our curriculum encompasses a range of cultural, moral and religious beliefs and encourages pupils to broaden their knowledge and understanding.

Mutual respect is evident throughout our community. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our class rules. Pupils set high expectations of themselves and others.