Safeguarding and
Online Safety

Keeping our children safe 

All staff are trained in and/or give appropriate documentation to read regarding safeguarding. Staff are regulary and throroughly trained in recognising signs of abuse and knowing what to do if they have concerns about any child in school.

All new teachers and volunteers are given an induction which includes the safeguarding protocols and procedures of the school.

 

Our safeguarding team:

Mrs Ranson-McCabe – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Miss Lawson – Deputy DSL

Mr Stanley – Deputy DSL

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If you have any Safeguarding concerns please either speak to a member of the Safeguarding team or email us via the email below:

DSL@brook-ashford.kent.sch.uk

This email is monitored by the Safeguarding team and someone will get back to you about your concern.

If you would like to raise a concern with the Chair of Governors, please email our Clerk who will pass your email on:

clerk@brook-ashford.kent.sch.uk

 

 

Our primary concern is to ensure all children at Brook feel HAPPY and SAFE with us. If we can do this, then all of our children will be successful in their learning journey.

Security on the School Site


Staff wear ID lanyards.  Visitors and volunteers wear visitor stickers to show they have followed the security checks at reception.


Special assemblies highlight important safety messages, emphasising the need for children to ‘speak out’ if they feel vulnerable in any way.


Gates and doors are locked when the children come into school for registration.  Access to the school grounds is via the office at all times other than 8.35-8.45am and 3.15-3.25pm. 

Health & Safety checks are regularly made to ensure that systems are working effectively.

We carry out DBS checks in line with official guidance and keep a record of DBS details on file.

Safeguarding Links

Safeguarding Children GOV Site

Online Safety

Online Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Brook Community Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material.

Any  incidents are recorded and managed. Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Click here to be directed to links for useful guides for online apps and games.

 

Brook’s SMART Safety Tool

S – Stay Safe Don’t give out your personal information to people / places you don’t know.

M – Don’t Meet Up Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Always check with an adult you trust.

A – Accepting Files Accepting emails, files, pictures or texts from people you don’t know can cause problems

R – Reliable Check information before you believe it. Is the person or website telling the truth?

T – Tell Someone Tell an adult if someone or something makes you feel worried or uncomfortable

 

 

 

Welcome to Brook!
Whether you are looking for a place now or interested in applying for a place in our new Reception class for September 2024, we would be delighted to show you around.
We are now a 'good' school with 'outstanding' leadership and, in May 2023, Ofsted found that:

“Happiness permeates the school.”

Contact us to book a tour or a 'stay and play' session.
office@brook-ashford.kent.sch.uk