Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of our pupils, and protecting them from significant harm is our prime concern at Corsham Regis Primary Academy. Safeguarding encompasses issues such as child protection, pupil health and safety, online safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse. These areas have specific policies and guidance which can be found on this page.
Should you have any queries or wish to raise concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs McCrum, Mrs Morris or Mrs Woodall from 1st October 2017.
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mrs Helen Hynes is the Safeguarding Governor for Corsham Regis Primary Academy
You can contact her through the Clerk to the Governors firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Anne Turrell is the Nominated Governor of The Corsham School Multi Academy Trust. You can contact her through the Clerk to the Governors email@example.com
Dear Parents & Carers,
Corsham Regis has been given the opportunity to take part in a project called ENCOMPASS that will run jointly between schools and Wiltshire Police. ENCOMPASS is the reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has been affected by a domestic incident.
ENCOMPASS will ensure that I receive the information in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected by or exposed to a domestic abuse incident. It is part of my role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. In my absence, I will forward the information to Mrs Gail McCrum and Mrs Gemma Morris, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Gareth Spicer
The use of digital / video images plays an important part in learning activities. Pupils and members of staff may use digital cameras to record evidence of activities in lessons and out of school. These images may then be used in presentations in subsequent lessons.
Images may also be used to celebrate success through their publication in newsletters, on the school website and occasionally in the public media.
The academy will comply with the Data Protection Act and request parents / carers permission before taking images of members of the academy. We will also ensure that when images are published that the young people cannot be identified by the use of their names.
In accordance with guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office, parents / carers are welcome to take videos and digital images of their children at school events for their own personal use (as such use in not covered by the Data Protection Act). To respect everyone’s privacy and in some cases protection, these images should not be published / made publicly available on social networking sites, nor should parents / carers comment on any activities involving other pupils in the digital / video images.
A 12-year-old boy died recently in Birmingham after reportedly playing a "choking game" made popular on social media. The aim of the game is to cut off the flow of blood to the brain to induce a ‘high’. Some strangle themselves with a belt, a rope or their bare hands; others push on their chest or hyperventilate.
This dangerous activity is also known as Blackout, Fainting Game, Dream Game, Passout or Gasp. Some also call it “the good boys’ game” or “the good kids’ high” as it is seen as a safe alternative to drugs and alcohol.
What are the warning signs?
Any suspicious mark on the side of the neck, sometimes hidden by a turtleneck, scarf or permanently turned-up collar.
Changes in personality, such as overtly aggressive or agitated.
Any kind of strap, rope or belt lying around near the child for no clear reason—and attempts to elude questions about such objects.
Headaches (sometimes excruciatingly bad ones), loss of concentration, flushed face.
Bloodshot eyes or any other noticeable signs of eye stress.
A thud in the bedroom or against a wall—meaning a fall in cases of solitary practice.
Any questions about the effects, sensations or dangers of strangulation.
Please be aware of this dangerous trend and look out for any of the possible warning signs mentioned.
Online Safety Guide for Parents produced with Corsham Regis Primary Academy
This video is a guide to parents about e-Safety and is the companion video to the pupil focussed video 'Cassie's Online Story'. It was produced for Corsham Regis Primary Academy for Safer Internet Day 2016 by Digital Corsham, the Corsham Institute and Corsham TV.
Cassie’s Online Story
This e-Safety video is a joint project between the Corsham Regis Primary Academy, Digital Corsham, the Corsham Institute and Corsham TV. It was inspired and produced with the School's Year 6 Pupil Leadership Team for Safer Internet Day 2016.
What is Online Safety?
Online Safety can also be called ‘internet safety’, ‘E safety’ or ‘web safety’. Online safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).
In practice, online safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.Online safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk:
At Corsham Regis Primary Academy we believe that the most effective approach to internet safety is to treat it as a whole school community issue, with educational messages embedded across Computing, Learn 4 Life and Sex & Relationships Education, as well as touching on e-safety issues across the curriculum whenever and wherever children are using technology.
The National Curriculum and E Safety
The Computing curriculum started from September 2014 when the new national curriculum was published. In terms of teaching Online Safety to pupils, this document says:
At Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
At Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught to:
All members of academy staff (teaching and non-teaching) are aware of e-safety and their own responsibilities when using the technologies now available for both personal and professional use.
The Computing Subject Leader maintains the profile of Online Safety with parents and carers through Safer Internet Day, Someone Special Days and curriculum evenings. There are also useful links at the bottom of this page that contain advice and guidance.
Home use of the internet: Guidance for parents and carers
We hope that you will reinforce the issues contained in the Pupil Acceptable Use Policy when your child uses the internet at home. In order to do this we recommend that you:
In order to support those parents / carers who may be less familiar with use of the internet we have listed a variety of additional measures that you could take at home to support your child’s safe use of the internet.
Research and Fun:
Buying and Selling: