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Head Teacher Updates

13 September, 2019

"It takes a village to raise a child"

This week we have been reviewing our safeguarding policies and procedures in line with the latest DfE guidance, "Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2019".

In the next few weeks, we will be ready to publish our ratified policies, but in the meantime I thought it useful to share the basic principles with you.

The overriding intention of course is to ensure that children both feel and are safe and secure. We believe that this is the responsibility of everyone who comes into contact with children and their families.

We believe that the best way to achieve this is through timely and effective communication, most notably talking to each other and sharing information and concerns so that fast and effective support can be put in place to help both child and family.

Therefore we strongly encourage parents and families to speak to us whenever they see anything that worries them, no matter how small.

School Improvement 2019-20

Priority 1 - Curriculum Design [Progression]

Learning is extended and consolidated across the curriculum in a range of contexts;

New learning is clearly linked to prior knowledge / experiences / contexts;

Learning is an active, collaborative process which engages the learners’ interests both at home and school.

Priority 2 - Mastery Teaching [Depth]

Discussions challenge learners to apply, evaluate and create ;

Learners talk openly about their own learning and how effective it is;

Learners are constantly asked to make choices and decisions and can comment upon how successful / appropriate those choices are.

Priority 3 - SEND Achievement [Breadth]

All Learners are expected to be able to achieve;

Techniques and strategies effectively support, structure and extend the learning of all;

Strategies are specifically chosen to match the learner’s needs and outcomes.

It takes a village to raise a child...

Ulverley School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding, ensuring that children, young people and vulnerable adults grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and enabling them to have the best outcomes and requires that all staff, partners and volunteers share this commitment.

​Our policy and practice are taken from Keeping Children Safe in Education [2016].

If you have any concerns about a child or young person, please contact one of Designated Safeguarding Officerss [DSOs] as soon as possible or contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub [MASH] on 0121 788 4300 / 0121 605 6060 [Out of Hours]. Concerns about people working with children should be again dressed through the DSO or the Local Authority Designated Officer [LADO] on 0121 788 4310.

Further information on Local Safeguarding Children's Partnership procedures can be found at

Our DSOs are:

Please either speak to or email our DSOs with any concerns for the best interests of a child.

Ulverley School, is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any information requested by which you can be identified when using the Website will only be used in accordance with the Policy.

The School recognises that by efficiently managing its records, it will be able to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations and to contribute to the effective overall management of the institution.

Records provide evidence for protecting the legal rights and interests of the school, and provide evidence for demonstrating performance and accountability.