The Robert Napier School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in School. We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment. This includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
All schools in the Trust, including the Robert Napier School, follow the Medway Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The School’s Safeguarding, Child Protection and Safer Recruitment policies are available on request from the Headteacher’s office or can be viewed on the School website. Please click here for the School Policy page
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, bullying, abuse, discrimination or harassment. Everyone should feel safe in our environment.
Our School will support all students by:
- Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness, through the curriculum as well as our relationships, whilst not condoning aggression or bullying.
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
- Liaising and working together with all other support services and those agencies involved in the safeguarding of children.
- Notifying Social Care and/or the police as soon as there is a significant concern.
- Providing ongoing support to a student who has suffered any form of abuse.
- If a student moves to a different school, we will ensure that all appropriate information is forwarded to their new school as a matter of urgency, under GDPR regulations.
If your child is ever concerned about safety, well-being or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as yourself (a parent or guardian) or a member of staff at school that they have a good relationship with. Talking helps, and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help. The designated staff lead for Safeguarding are Mr Leadbetter. Mrs Watts, Mr Quenby and Mrs Dunnett are all part of the Safeguarding Team, however, all members of staff are trained annually in Safeguarding. Where appropriate, they will work with other agencies to address the problems and ensure everyone is safe.