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The Rydal Academy

The Rydal Academy

Safeguarding & Well-being

Pupil Welfare (Child Protection)

As a school, we have the duty to promote and safeguard the welfare of our pupils. This responsibility includes: the production of a Child Protection policy and procedures; to be alert for possible signs of abuse; ensuring staff are appropriately trained; where appropriate sharing information and working in partnership with other agencies. Should you have any concerns around child protection or safeguarding please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Thurland) who is the designated person for child protection, safeguarding, Looked after Children and Young Carers; or the Headteacher. Should the concern relate to the conduct of the Headteacher contact the Chair of Governors.

*See Child Protection Policy

School security

All visitors including parents are asked to report to the school office at the main entrance when they come into school.  This also applies to children who are late after 9:30am; any pupils arriving between 9:00am - 9:30am should enter through the late gate.  External doors cannot be opened from the outside and all areas of the school are alarmed. School grounds are also monitored by security cameras.

* See School Security policy and procedures

Collection procedures

When children are taken out of school during the day they should be collected by an adult who must report to and sign out pupils at the school office.