Safeguarding and Child Protection
Kirkburton Middle School is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of all its pupils and staff. As a school, we always listen to what pupils and staff tell us, and where necessary, act upon the information to ensure that our children and staff are free from harm.
We inform pupils of whom they might talk to both, in and out of school and all children are actively encourage to speak to an adult about any concerns they may have. All teaching and non-teaching staff receive on-going safeguarding training in according with the school’s safeguarding policy.
We are committed to working with all stakeholders, including parents and carers, openly and honestly. However, on the rare occasion where a pupil may be at risk of significant harm, consultation may be sought with Social Services in the first instance.
Visitors should read the Kirkburton Middle Safeguarding Leaflet
Mrs Senior is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mr MacIntyre, Mr Martin, Mr Lawlor and Mrs Schofield are the Deputy Safeguarding Leads at Kirkburton Middle School. If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child or feel something is troubling them, you should share this information with Mrs Senior. Any allegation or disclosure involving a member of staff, a child’s parent/carer or a volunteer in school must be reported directly to the Headteacher Mr Taylor, unless it involves the Headteacher, in which case it should be reported to the chair of the Governing Body Mrs Victoria Green.
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