Gade Valley follows the statutory guidelines on child protection. The school has a ‘Child Protection’ Policy and this is available to any parent who wishes to read it upon request.
Each school has a nominated Designated Safeguarding Person and at Gade Valley this is Mr D Barron (Headteacher) and the Deputy Senior Person is Mr G van der Westhuyzen.
Every adult working with the children in school has access to a copy of this policy and works within the given framework.
These procedures are only set in operation when the school has serious concerns about a child’s safety and welfare.
Please note that our school is a designated NO SMOKING school, which includes the school grounds.
For the safety of the children, we ask that you do not bring your dogs onto the school grounds.
We also ask that you do not use your mobile phones where children are present.
In the current climate, we also ask that masks are always worn whilst on the school premises, unless you are excempt.
The Family Support Worker assigned to Gade Valley is Carolyn Black and she is available to any of you if you need her help or support. Please ask the office if you need her contact details or visit their website on www.gadeschoolsfamilysupport.co.uk/
If we had an emergency and had to decide or were advised to close the school the information would be sent to you the following ways: