The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Thornton is Mrs Sue Simmons, the Headteacher. She has undertaken the three day Safeguarding training with the Local Authority and also has regularly updates to ensure that she is fully up to date with Safeguarding practices.
Mrs Cathy Grace, Mrs Shanti Devi, Mrs Michelle Easthope, Miss Charlotte Loach and Mr Neil Couldrey are also fully trained DSLs. They undertake regular updates.
The school used the CPOMS secure electronic recording system for logging all Safeguarding and Child protection concerns and also a wider range of concerns such as bullying, racism, extremism, homophobia, parental concerns and contact with external agencies. The School Nurse, Mrs Mian, also uses Medical Tracker to record all incidents where a child is hurt or feels unwell whilst in school. She and Mrs Devi work alongside parents to offer guidance and support on a range of Safeguarding issues such as basic first aid, parenting and behaviour management.
Staff have Safeguarding Briefings at least twice a year, more if there is any significant change in Safeguarding practice or requirements. In the last year staff have also received FGM, Prevent (WRAP), Channel Online and Asthma and Epipen training.
Please take the time to read our Safeguarding Policy and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions relating to this issue.