The Designated Safeguarding Leader is Jennie Smyth. Emma Pacey and Chris Woolf are the Deputy Safeguarding Leaders. They have all received Level 3 training, as has Chair of Governors Dr. Andleeb Ahmed.
The Safeguarding Policy and Procedures at Pinner High School are outlined in our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. They take account of the most recent guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' 2016.
Anyone who is worried about a child can use Harrow's Golden Number: 0208 901 2690. The Children and Family Service out of hours number is 0208 424 0999. Always call 999 in an emergency.
We are dedicated to ensuring the children are happy, safe and successful. As you would expect, safeguarding every child’s welfare and wellbeing is our top priority.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
The Designated Person is the main contact point for any safeguarding issues within the school. The role involves keeping up to date with legislative and administrative changes in procedures; ensuring staff are trained in aspects of safeguarding including child protection protocols; liaising with external agencies such as health and social care professionals; working with the Headteacher and Governors to ensure we are meeting the needs of all students.
We also has a Safeguarding Governor, Mr. Des Fahy who supports the school in matters of strategy, policy and accountability.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of all members of school staff which is why a regular training programme is delivered to everyone at Pinner High School whether they are teaching or support staff. All members of staff have completed either Level 1 or Level 2 Safeguarding training.
The Pinner High School Prevent Strategy has been written in response to and in line with government guidance and forms part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy which seeks to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat faced from those who promote these views
- Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which need to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health
All schools are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. The Pinner High School Prevent Statement is below.
The Looked After Child Policy is below. The Virtual School Head is Mellania Williamson-Taylor.