Safeguarding children is the responsibility of all staff that come in contact with children. Castlebar School has an extensive safeguarding policy that is regularly reviewed and updated to give guidance and direction. The Castlebar School – Staff Code of Conduct includes statutory child protection requirements and the standards of behaviour expected of staff.
Latest DfE Guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education
Data Protections and Information Sharing
Castlebar School Privacy Notice
Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information
We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:
- support our pupils’ learning
- monitor and report on their progress
- provide appropriate pastoral care
- assess the quality of our services
This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information.
We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. If you want to receive a copy of the information about your son/daughter that we hold, please contact the school office.
We are required, by law, to pass certain information about our pupils to our local authority (LA) and the Department for Education (DfE).
For further information please see the full Privacy Notice Statement.
As part of our commitment to providing a better service for children with SEND, Castlebar School has signed up to an information sharing agreement. Please open the Castlebar Information Sharing Letter for Parents for full details of this agreement.
Designated Safeguarding Staff
|Lead Designated Safeguarding Teacher||Paul Adair|
|Assistant Safeguarding Leads||Melanie Hogan, Alan Guy, Louise Taylor|
|Safeguarding Governor||Sarah Wilson|
|Second Safeguarding Governor||Mohan Pandian|
School Safeguarding Team
|Computing E-Safety Lead||Ian Sylvester|
|School Social Worker||Heather Smith|
|Scale 7 Teaching Assistant||Richard Canning|
|PSED TLR||Holly Chapman|
|Health and Safety||Sharon Fida|
|Safeguarding Lead||Paul Adair|
|Safeguarding Governor||Sarah Wilson|
Early Intervention and EHAP
We fully understand the complexities of our children’s needs and the impact that this has on family life. At Castlebar School, we invest heavily in providing early support to prevent concerns or challenges escalating into larger problems. The Early Help Assessment and Plan (EHAP) is a tool kit used when the needs of a child or family require multidisciplinary or multiagency work and a targeted approach. Please click on the link for full details.
Castlebar School is very fortunate to have a range of professionals on site, we have Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Education Psychology, and Music Therapy. We also have an attached school nurse and a School employed Social Worker. We also work among the larger network and linked to a range of support services throughout Ealing. Please click on the link for full details.
Castlebar is committed to keeping children safe on-line and ensuring everything is done to support parents to monitor on-line activity.
Castlebar School has received a 360 Certificate of progress in recognition of our commitment to developing e-safety.
At Castlebar School, we take our duty to prevent radicalisation seriously. The risk of radicalisation falls within our safeguarding policy and procedures and the lead professional is the designated child protection officer. We also have a safeguarding committee consisting of a range of professionals within the school. The school works with pupils parents/carers and others stakeholders to promote British Values, tolerance and respect. Please click on the links for full details.
Female Genital Mutilation is also a serious matter that can affect members of the Ealing community. This is a child protection risk and also can be found within our Safeguarding Policy. Please click on link for full details