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Start of Term Mass - Tuesday 10th September 10:30am, Curriculum Meeting for Parents - Wednesday 11th September Yr 1/2 at 5pm, Yr 3/4 at 6pm and Yr 5/6 at 7pm, Wednesday 18th September - New Reception Parents Curriculum Meeting 6:30pm


At St. Bernadette’s we foster a culture of safeguarding in which the safety and well-being of our children is paramount. Any safeguarding concerns should be raised immediately with Mr Lee, Mrs Dickinson or Mrs Baxter, our safeguarding leaders. We operate a whistleblowing policy and expect all adults connected with our school to follow procedures.


Please click on a link to view our Child Protection Policy or Safeguarding Policy


All employees, governors and regular volunteers undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We follow Hampshire Local Authority’s safeguarding procedures and aim to work in partnership with other agencies that support children and families. By law we are required to be watchful for signs and symptoms of physical, emotional or sexual abuse and neglect. In urgent or repeated incidents the school is obliged to refer these incidents to the Children’s Services Department. The headteacher is the designated person with responsibility for the implementation of these procedures.


At St Bernadette's we understand that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All members of staff, including teaching and support staff receive annual safeguarding training. This covers all areas in the DFE document, Keeping Children Safe in Education’ September 2018 - including the Prevent Strategy, FGM and Child Sexual Exploitation.


If an issue arises outside of school hours or a child makes a disclosure to you Hampshire Children’s Services can be contacted on 0300 555 1373 –


Other useful organisation you can contact are:

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (For adults)

Childline – 0800 1111 (For children)


Health and Safety

We aim, so far as is reasonably practicable, to provide a safe working environment for children, staff and visitors to the school. Children are encouraged to walk within the school building as running increases the risk of injury. Children are asked not to use the Adventure Playground before or after school. Please ensure that your child abides by this rule as accidents at these times are at parents’ own risk. We ask all parents to support the Health and Safety of the whole school community by adhering to the variety of simple requests made from time to time. 


Internet Safety

There is a wealth of information available to parents, teachers and young people to help keep themselves safe on-line.  We take E-safety very seriously in school and run an on-going program of age appropriate discussions and exercises to help equip children for the dangers they may encounter using today's internet technologies.  Parents are encouraged to attend the school’s annual e-safety workshop for parents.


Children from Year 3 to Year 6 have access to the school learning platform. This is a specially designed area of our web site that allows children to use email, forums, blogs, and wikis in a safe and child friendly environment. As they move through the school the children are introduced to the various functions which are internal to our school only, providing a safe introduction to facilities such as social networking where they can learn to be responsible and safe internet users.

Online safety resources provided by Hampshire -

Advice for parents, carers, young people and professionals within schools


Run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), this is a very helpful website for parents of children of all ages


KnowItAll ia a website full of useful resources, run by Childnet International

Internet Watch Foundation – a site to report illegal content



Microsoft’s Family Safety Centre


Facebook’s Family Safety Centre



Website for children about internet safety


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre



Government Information about internet safety and cyber-bullying

UK Council for Child Internet Safety




NEWSFLASH St Bernadette’s is working with NSPCC on the Underwear Rule – a simple child friendly way of staying safe!

For more information click on the links below:

Underwear Rule Parents’ Guide

Underwear Rule Children’s Guide


Thinking of leaving your child at home?

2018 - 2019 Roles & Responsibilities


Designated Person for Child Protection – Mr R. Lee

(Information on the Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead can be found below)

Deputy DSLs - Mrs L. Dickinson, Mrs A. Baxter

Additional DSL trained members of staff: Mrs P. Dix


Responsible Person for First Aid – Mrs Miller


Paediatric First Aid – Mrs J. Matthews, Mrs K. Dixon, Mrs C. Francis, Mrs C. Gravestock


Fire Officer – Mrs B. Dias


Risk Assessor – Mr R. Lee


Designated teacher for looked after children – Mr R. Lee


Safer Recruitment, Qualified Staff:

Mrs Paula Dix

Mr Robert Lee

Mrs Lisa Roy

Mrs Bronwen Dias

Mrs Carole Ann Roycroft


Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Carole Ann Roycroft


Health & Safety Governor

Mrs Carole Ann Roycroft

Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead