We follow the Local Authority Guidelines for identifying and assessing children with special educational needs and those identified as Able, Gifted and Talented. Parents are kept informed at all stages and of all strategies used and their consent obtained before any referral is made to outside agencies.
Staff are required to report any obvious or suspected case of child abuse – which includes non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse. This does mean that Headteachers risk upsetting some parents by reporting a case to the Authorities which, on investigation, proves unfounded. In such circumstances, it is hoped that parents, appreciating how difficult it is for Headteachers to carry out this delicate responsibility, would accept that the Headteacher was acting in what was believed to be the child’s best interest. A copy of our child protection policy is available to view in the ‘Policies’ section.
Urmston Infant School works with staff, colleagues and families to safeguard children. We provide an inclusive and stimulating environment where all children can play and learn safely. The schools have a statutory duty to all children to ensure they are safe. This means that we may have to talk to you and your family as well as other professionals if we have any concerns, unless this places the child at further risk.
Urmston Infant School works in partnership with Social Care and may seek advice from them. This may include making a referral if this is appropriate.
Staff will work together with you to try to overcome any problems you and your family may be having.
It is sometimes necessary to contact a parent urgently during school hours. It is essential that we have at least 3 alternative telephone numbers. If you change your address, place of work or telephone number, please notify us immediately.
The school has an emergency procedure which is followed in the case of accidents when the parent is not available. This procedure can be viewed on request.
Parents will be informed if a child bumps their head.
The class teachers are responsible for the day to day well-being of the children in their care. If parents are at any time worried about any aspect of school life, or have particular problems to discuss, the class teacher and the Headteacher will be pleased to see them. It may sometimes be necessary to make an appointment.