Safeguarding

Overview

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at school and follow the guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately.

Please see our policy for further details.

Child Protection Adult Protection and Safeguarding Policy

NCA Safeguarding and Wellbeing Offer

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  As we all know, the risks in modern society are varied and constantly changing and we cannot remove these, so we all need to help educate children in ways to keep themselves safe.

As part of safeguarding the pupils of Nightingale Community Academy we will ensure that no political view is promoted. If political views are discussed as part of the school curriculum we will ensure this is a balanced discussion.

Safeguarding and Personal Development

At Nightingale Community Academy we use a whole school approach to health and wellbeing, the SCARF programme (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship). SCARF’s whole-school approach supports primary schools in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement.

The Safeguarding Team

If you have any Child Protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (school): Paula Thomas, Assistant Headteacher Tel: 020 8874 9096 Email: pthomas@nightingaleca.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (school):
Jimmy Brownell Tel: 020 8874 9096 Email: jbrownell@nightingaleca.org

Designated Person for Looked After Children:
Richard Pemberton Tel: 020 8874 9096 Email: rpemberton@nightingaleca.org

Interim Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
Alice Peatling Tel: 07814 085471 Email:LADO@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Wandsworth MASH Team

Tel: 020 8871 6622 Email: mash@wandsworth.gov.uk 

Local Governor with responsibility for Health and Safety, Child Protection & Safeguarding

George Webb Tel: 020 8874 9096 Email: gwebb@nightingaleca.org

Anti-Bullying

All members of the school community have a right to feel safe and secure at school, but it is a sad fact that bullying does occur amongst children and young people. Bullying is defined by the Wandsworth Anti-bullying Strategy Group as “behaviour which is deliberately intended to hurt, intimidate, frighten, harm or exclude.” It may be repeated or have the potential to be repeated, and it usually involves a power imbalance. This is not the same as having an argument or just not getting along with somebody. We work hard to improve our students’ understanding of each other’s feelings and emotions so that they develop better social skills, however, all of our boys have some difficulties with building relationships with other people, and this can sometimes result in students not getting along.

If we feel that a student is acting in a way which can be defined as bullying, then they will be put onto the school’s anti-bullying contract. This sets out clearly the school’s expectations and the step-by-step sanctions which will be put in place if they continue to bully others.

The Anti-Bullying Policy is available via the Policies page or from the school office. Please do speak to your son’s Tutor or Class Teacher if you have any concerns.

Online Safety

Our Online Safety Policy can be found on the Policies page of this website. Alternatively, copies are available from the school office.

There is lots of information available for parents about how to keep your children safe on the internet. Explore the links below for hints, tips and discussion around e-safety issues.