Child Protection: Island School
The English Schools Foundation believes that every school community should work collaboratively to protect and promote the welfare of every child. In line with this, we believe that children have the right to learn and can only reach their full potential, in a safe environment, free from fear of any form of physical or emotional intimidation.
These principles have implications for all of us in schools who have regular contact with children and students and we are committed to meeting these responsibilities. We do this through school policies in areas such as positive behaviour and discipline, equal opportunities, dealing with bullying and our curriculum for personal, social and health education. Our Child Protection Policy is another important way of doing this. When there are concerns about the child or student, it is essential that the school follows agreed procedures and works with other agencies as necessary to provide what is best for the child or student.
The school has a designated member of staff, Jenny Hodson, Vice Principal: Guidance, who has special responsibility for coordinating all matters regarding child protection in the school.