Safeguarding

We have an excellent e-safety policy (please refer to ICT) and through our carefully planned PSHE curriculum we can discuss emotional and personal well-being topics.

Our Teaching and TA staff together with our lunchtime supervisory team, admin and maintenance staff have all completed Level 1 child protection training. Mrs Evans is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Morris (SENCo) is our Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Our relevant governors are Mr Arm (Safeguarding/ Prevent/ Online and E-safety), Mrs Walton (SEN) and Mrs Billingham (Looked-after Children). Together with Mrs Morris, our SENCo, they are available to support you and your child.

We recognise that from time to time pupils and families need additional support and we can access this from our  Pastoral Support Worker or Helping Hands team (see below), school nurse, The Parent Partnership, Our Parent Support Worker and specialist organisations such as Childline, Cruse Bereavement, First Response, Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and CEOP.

You can gain access from the links below or contact Mrs Morris for further help.

At Gorsemoor every child matters and we are proud to nurture our children to help them grow and reach their personal potential.

Our staff have a kind and caring ethos and we aim to work with our children, parents and wider community to make our school a safe and happy place to learn.

The key to support is good communication and our door is always open. We can hold special meetings to access support. A CAF meeting (Common Assessment Framework) is a meeting where we talk and complete an action plan of help. We can also access funding for special circumstances. Your requests are confidential and will be treated with respect and care.

If your child needs to talk to an adult in school then class teachers and TA staff are here to help. Our school nurse is sometimes available and Childline posters are on display in school.

For further support please e-mail senco@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk

or arrange a meeting via the school office.

‘We are here to help’

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

        The School Nursing service changed from September 2015. It is now called the ‘Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Programme’ and is provided by Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust.


  Named Nurse: Jenny Ayres

I am part of a team (Stafford & Cannock School Nurse team), based at Schott Glass Building, Drummond Road, Stafford, ST16 3EL.

Email: BCHNT.staffordschoolnurseteam@nhs.net

Leaflet here


Health visitors work with and support families during the crucial early years of a child’s life and can be contacted on 01543 431586 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Health Visitor leaflet

CRUSE

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

For children Hope Again

Staffordshire SEND Family Partnership

Ofsted documents

 Infection Control Guidelines for Schools. Click here      Our HPU is

 West Midlands North PHE Team (Health Protection),
  Public Health England
  Stonefield House
  St Georges Hospital
  Corporation Street
  Stafford
  ST16 3SR

  Tel: 0344 225 3560 (option 2, option 2)

  Out of hours advice 01384 679 031

Family Information Service

Safeguarding policy 2016/ 2017

Safeguarding (extremism) 2016

Staffordshire marketplace includes SEND Local offer

 Click for the Children’s Hospital Services leaflet

        Nurture Support within school - Helping Hands

     We have Mrs Roden working within school in the afternoons as a Pastoral Support Worker. She, along with three other TAs, Mrs Wilson, Mrs D. Jones and Mrs Etchells, took part in nurture group training to support pupils’ emotional and social needs. This ‘Helping Hands’ team offers 1-1 and group support. We also set up a dedicated room, the Rainbow Room, to be used. If you feel your child would benefit from this, please email Mrs Morris at senco@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk or contact your child’s teacher who will pass on your request.

Allergykids

REPORT child protection issues to CEOP

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Website

Child Sexual Exploitation leaflet

Posters and Leaflets

Spot the signs

The missing piece

Rehab4addiction

Diabetes Type 1 poster - Is your child diabetic?

SENCo LADO leaflet

Staffordshire LADO poster (Local Authority Designated Officer)

NSPCC and O2 link for online safeguarding

LINKS

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Safeguarding information

Helping Hands

LINKS

School Nursing

Posters/leaflets

SENCo

Rainbow picture copyright pngall.com

Headlice advice

Threadworm advice

Families Matter

Rachel brought PAT dogs, Cassie and Candy into school last year.

Here is the Pets As Therapy story, written by the pupils.

Pets As Therapy - our pupil story