Health Information - COVID19
Update to parents/carers 1st April 2021 Good morning. I am hoping you have received a copy of our Easter newsletter. It is also on the website. I just wanted to stress a couple of points: • Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child develops any symptoms of Covid-19 within two days of the end of term (Friday and Saturday). • LFD Home testing – please continue the routine of twice weekly testing and reporting to NHS Test and Trace. • Please test your child on Sunday evening, 18th April, or Monday morning, 19th April, so that we can isolate any positive cases before the return to school. Free School Meal vouchers have been sent out to families for the two weeks of the holiday, today. We had hoped that face coverings would not be necessary in classrooms after Easter. However, we must await an announcement from the Prime Minister over the Easter period for any decisions regarding safety measures in schools. It has been a wonderful four weeks back together in school. Thank you for your support over this difficult term. Best wishes, Paula Hearle
Ludlow Church of England School is committed to effective, high quality safeguarding for all members of the school community. Rated as highly effective by Ofsted in terms of our procedures and safeguards, the school continues to monitor, improve, and challenge practices in the area of safeguarding. Our response to incidents of alleged bullying is outlined in the Anti-Bullying Policy, located within the Policies section of this website. Like any school, we cannot guarantee that allegations will not arise. However, we have the approval of external agencies regarding our handling of such allegations and, more importantly, the confidence of our parents and students to do so.
In terms of recruitment and selection processes, we have taken the additional steps to ensure that our Governors and members of the Senior Leadership Team, have undergone safeguarding and safer recruitment training. Applicants for posts are left in no doubt as to how serious the Local Academy Board views their safeguarding role when recruiting staff.
Regarding Child Protection, the school has ensured that all staff have undergone Child Protection training, delivered by the Shropshire Council Safeguarding Team. We also have a nominated Designated Safeguarding Officer, Lyn Hughes, as well as a Deputy Lead Officer, Bryn Faulkner. Our safeguarding practices are monitored by a member of the Local Academy Board.
We strive to maintain a safe and secure site. We have extensive fenced boundaries around the school and have established protocols with neighbouring institutions so as to ensure the safety of our children. Any incident that we feel compromises the safeguarding of our students in terms of external, unauthorised access to the site, are reported to the Police, Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust, and appropriate Governor.
Safe internet usage is important for all members of our school community. The Internet Usage Policy can be found under the Policies section of this website. However, it is our duty to educate our school community about safe internet usage when they are not on filtered IT facilities on the school site. This is achieved through the IT curriculum, assemblies and tutor time activities. We also provide an information evening for parents in the Autumn Term. Staff are aware of our policies in this area, including guidance regarding safer working practices (Department for Education Guidance). For any queries regarding safeguarding, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Our full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found by clicking the related document.