The health, safety and welfare of all the people who work or learn at our Academy are of fundamental importance. We aim to provide a safe, secure and pleasant working environment for everyone. The Queensmead Primary Academy, along with the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, takes responsibility for protecting the health and safety of all children and members of staff.
The health and safety, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children is of paramount importance at the Academy. Parents send their children to our Academy each day with the expectation that it provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. We therefore have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place. Please see our policies and adhere to our expectations.
This is all done for security and safety of your children.
On entering our Academy there is a clear policy and advice statement displayed that covers a number of wider safeguarding matters from Child Protection to Fire Procedures. Visitors from external organisations will be asked for identification and may be refused entry to the Academy without it.
The Designated Senior Leads (DSL)s for Safeguarding at the Academy are:
E-Safety at the Queensmead Primary Academy
At the Academy we believe that information and communication technologies create valuable opportunities to improve children’s learning by extending the range of information, resources and people which they can encounter. To use it effectively requires an awareness of the benefits and risks, the development of new skills and understanding of appropriate and effective use both in and out of the classroom.
Pupils work online in school, at home and elsewhere. They have access to the internet via a range of means including personal devices (iPads, Smart Phones, Games Consoles) which may not have network protection and therefore it is important for them to understand the risks and to act accordingly.
The statutory curriculum requires pupils to learn how to locate, retrieve and exchange information using ICT. In delivering the curriculum, teachers need to plan to integrate the use of communications technology such as web-based resources and e‑mail. Computer skills are vital to access life-long learning and employment; indeed ICT is now seen as an essential life-skill.
In order to ensure that our pupils are aware and protected from the risks and are “Internet wise”
At the Queensmead Primary Academy we: