Safeguarding children

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

At Wansbeck Primary School Mrs Hird is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Leedham is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

Meet our Safeguarding Team

                            

Mrs V Hird                                                                Mrs D Leedham

Designated Safeguarding Lead                            Deputy safeguarding Lead

Parent information:

Further information:

What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Wansbeck:

If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999.

If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact Children’s Social Care, Access and assessment team on 01482 448879 (Weekdays 8.30AM-5PM) Immediate Help Team on 01482 300304 (After 5PM and weekends)

If you have concerns about a child at Wansbeck, which you believe the school need to be aware of, then email Suzanne Wilson, Strategic Safeguarding Lead for HCAT: swilson@hcat.org.uk. Ms Wilson will make contact with a key member of staff from the school on your behalf.

Operation Encompass

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.

“The school has good systems in place to develop the leadership skills of staff.”

Ofsted comments

“Thanks for all the help & extra support that my child receives. It means that I know he is getting all the help he needs to progress to his potential.”

Parent's comments

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is always happy and loves going to school. Teachers are always there when needed.”

Parent's comments

“Staff and governors
maintain an acute focus on these areas and establish excellent relationships with
pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“My children are very happy at school and should I ever have any concerns, the school are happy to deal with it.”

Parent's comments

“Central to the work of the school is the development of pupils’ social skills and the support of their well-being.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck is an amazing primary school that puts my children’s needs first. Great staff and friendly pupils.”

Parent's comments

“Care is taken to ensure that the topics that are chosen attract the interests of the children.”

Ofsted comments

“The quality of pupils’ handwriting has also improved, particularly in key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Great school with fantastic teachers.”

Parent's comments

“The designated safeguarding leader is tenacious in her approach and
leaves no stone unturned in order to ensure that pupils receive the best possible
support.”

Ofsted comments

“Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils, prompting them to explain their answers and
providing them with the confidence to ‘have a go’.”

Ofsted comments

“Very happy with school. Feel really assured with the help we have had from SENCO with the assessment for my child regarding possible autism and ADHD. More than happy with teachers and support staff.”

Parent's comments

“All my children have loved this school and all great memories of staff. Wansbeck is great.”

Parent's comments

“Best decision I made for my children’s education was moving them to Wansbeck. The progress the children have made is amazing. Very happy mum.”

Parent's comments

“My two children have come on leaps and bounds regarding reading, writing and maths. The teachers are amazing.”

Parent's comments

“The school is passionate about the community it serves and determined
to help pupils to be the best they can be.”

Ofsted comments

“Wansbeck Primary School is a happy, well-organised school that is at the heart of the local community.”

Ofsted comments

“This improvement is underlined by published data showing that pupils’ spelling and grammar scores are now above the national average at the end of key stage 2.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils’ safety and well-being are central to your work. The leadership team has
ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose.”

Ofsted comments

“My child is well cared at school she loves it!”

Parent's comments

“My children are happy at school and have many opportunities to develop their learning.”

Parent's comments

“There is a
consistent approach to the teaching of phonics. Regular checks help teachers to
group pupils effectively so that activities are well matched to pupils’ needs.”

Ofsted comments

“Really happy with the way my child has developed whilst attending Wansbeck”

Parent's comments

“Teachers accurately demonstrate to pupils the sounds that letters make. This
helps pupils to repeat the sounds they are learning.”

Ofsted comments

“Teachers make regular checks on the progress
that pupils make and use this information to adjust the activities that they plan.”

Ofsted comments

“Grammatical errors are discussed with pupils, and this helps them to improve their writing.”

Ofsted comments

“Pupils often have
opportunities to visit places of interest, such as the residential visit to Whitby that is linked to a class topic.”

Ofsted comments

“You pay
particular attention to safeguarding issues that affect your local community and prepare staff well to support pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“Any issues raised are always dealt with, absolutely no concerns brilliant school and lovely caring staff. My child learns a lot attending this school. Thank you.”

Parent's comments

“Brilliant school.”

Parent's comments

“The school receives good support from the Hull Collaborative Academy
Trust, and trust leaders also provide you with effective challenge.”

Ofsted comments

“The school leadership team are committed to helping pupils to succeed”

Ofsted comments

“Spelling errors
are also routinely identified in pupils’ written work across a range of subjects. This
helps pupils to avoid future repetitions.”

Ofsted comments

“This has enabled
the school to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning for pupils.”

Ofsted comments

“The school have created a strong leadership team by making good use of opportunities you have to collaborate with other trust schools.”

Ofsted comments

“My child really enjoys attending school he tells me he loves his teachers and friends.”

Parent's comments

“Pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. You have a clear vision for what you want pupils to achieve; developing pupils socially, emotionally and
academically is at the centre of the curriculum you provide.”

Ofsted comments