St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School re-opens on Tuesday 20th February 2024 at 8.45am. Wishing all our families a lovely half term break. **** School disco tokens and tickets are still available on Parent Pay

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

SAFEGUARDING

The safety and well-being of our children is of paramount importance to us. Our Safeguarding Policy ensures that there are effective measures in place to safeguard our children from the risk of potential harm.  

All members of the school community:

  • Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection
  • Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern
  • Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding
  • Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse
  • Fully support the school's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
 

What to do if you are concerned about a child in school

If you are concerned about one of our pupils please request to speak to a DSL in school. Mrs Fishwick (DSL), Mrs Walton (DDSL) Mrs Mason or Mrs Harrison. . You can also report your concerns anonymously via the NSPCC website or contact Lancashire Children’s Social Care directly on 0300 123 6720

 

What to do if you are concerned about a member of staff

If you are concerned about the conduct of a member of staff, please contact our headteacher Mrs Walton via the school office 01253 722022 or by emailhead@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

 

What to do if you are concerned about our headteacher

If you are concerned about our headteacher’s conduct please report this to our chair of governors Sarah Sumner via s.sumner@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

 

Safeguarding Leads in School

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Mrs Georgia Fishwick (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) - Mrs Lindsay Walton (Headteacher)
Other DSL trained staff - Mrs Corinne Mason & Mrs Gemma Harrison

 

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy

 

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education  safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a  notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer, known as a Key Adult,  prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of domestic abuse which ahs been attended by police where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved. 

Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult  prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.  The Key Adult at St Thomas' is the Headteacher, Mrs Walton.

Children are negatively impacted by experiencing domestic abuse and without early intervention and support this negative impact can last through a child’s life course.  Domestic abuse can impact upon social, psychological, physical, emotional and behavioural outcomes with an often negative impact upon a child’s academic success. Experiencing domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children , to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand  a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child , making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow. 

Click here for more information about Operation Encompass. 

 

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a Government Strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist groups or extremist causes. many of the teaching we do in school to help pupils become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.

 

Click here for more information on the Prevention of Radicalisation and the Prevent Strategy for schools. (NSPCC)