At Brough Primary School, we recognise that your child is our responsibility and concern.
We want to work in partnership with you, and discuss with you, any concerns we may have or that you may have. It is a priority to inform and involve you at every stage in your child’s time at the school.
Since the first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concernabout your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.
The ER Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) has laid down the procedures we follow, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in-line with this for the safety of all.
If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to the Headteacher who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead, your child’s Class Teacher or Mike Verdun who is the Governor with responsibility for Child Protection.
Mrs Shepherdson is our DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and oversees the safeguarding team.
All members of our safeguarding team can be identified by their green lanyards.
Meet our safeguarding team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead & Headteacher
Mrs A Rozenbroek
Child Protection Leader
Child Protection Leader
Child Protection Leader
Mrs J Honaker Child Protection Leader
Mrs L Reuben Child Protection Leader
Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.
We do this by:
Meeting Health and Safety standards
DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
Securing our site, including data protection
Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
‘Currently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, develop good skills and knowledge in reading,
mathematics and a wide range of subjects. ’
‘The school’s enhanced provision for those pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is a strength of the school,’
‘Teachers assess pupils’ work accurately and use their good subject knowledge to plan
interesting tasks that engage pupils well.’
‘The curriculum offers many exciting opportunities for learning.’
‘Children settle quickly into Reception and make good progress because of good leadership and
‘The enhanced provision, The Bridge, is making a significantly positive contribution to pupils’ ability to self-manage their needs.’
‘Pupils take part in
visits to places of interest that then contribute
very well to their learning.’
‘All pupils spoken to say they are safe in school and they enjoy school.’
‘Teachers’ skilful questioning is used well, especially in guided reading and in mathematics to deepen pupils’ learning.’
‘The extra funding for those pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is used highly
‘An analysis of pupils’ work by inspectors showed good gains in knowledge, skills and
understanding in reading, mathematics and a wide range of subjects.’
‘Pupils participate in competitive sports, such as cross-country, squash and football, as well as winning local dance competitions.’
‘The school promotes spiritual, moral, social and cultural education very well.’
‘Parents and carers have a very high level of confidence in the work of the school.’
‘The local authority has a clear picture of the development of the school and has supported this school securely on its journey of improvement.’
and governors are passionate about pupils’ achievement and personal development. ‘
‘There is full engagement by the school in a local sports partnership. Pupils say that they
‘Astute use of professional development and support for staff has resulted in good teaching.’
‘Pupils are pleasant,
polite and respectful. Attendance is above
‘Parents value the school’s work highly. They believe the school is well led and indicate that the new headteacher has improved the school and that staff are supporting their children well.’
‘Pupils make a good contribution to their learning.’
‘Pupils engage effectively in learning and enjoy school.’
‘Pupils study a wide range of subjects and have a good range of additional activities to
broaden their experiences.’
‘Governors make a strong contribution to the development of the school.’
‘Teachers ask supplementary questions to make sure that pupils have a full understanding of the work they are doing and are making good progress. ‘
‘The primary school physical education and sports funding is used very well.’
‘The headteacher and governors have high expectations of staff and pupils.’
‘The special educational needs coordinator identifies the needs of pupils very accurately and makes sure strong provision is in place to meet pupils’ needs.’
‘The headteacher has made sure that senior leaders, and middle leaders, have had very
‘Staff morale is high and there is a shared sense of purpose and a desire for all pupils to
achieve their full potential.’