George Tomlinson Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.
At George Tomlinson the safeguarding of our pupils is our absolute priority. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and value the vital contribution all Governors and staff make to safeguarding children. We are committed to safer recruitment and carry out enhanced DBS and List 99 checks before issuing any adult with a start date. We strive to make sure that every student in our school feels secure, well cared for, and is supported to reach their full potential. We ensure all our staff, other professionals, parents and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
Every adult that comes into contact with children at our school is responsible for keeping them safe and has a duty to report any concerns they may have to the Designated Safeguarding Leads. The DSLs are the Headteacher, Verity Carter, the Deputy Headteacher, Chloe Alder and the SENDCo, Parisa Angeletos. Posters with these staff members details on and around the school site. If you as a parent or visitor to our school have any concerns please come and speak to one of us immediately. Nothing is ever too small a concern to not be reported.
George Tomlinson actively strives to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries.
We recognise that:
Some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse
Children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging
Children can be victims and perpetrators of abuse
Children who harm others may have been abused themselves
Allegations can be made against staff, however careful and safe our recruitment practices
Information on how to report concerns about adults or children, how to contact Waltham Forest Social Care and details of how to keep children safe are found below. Please read through the information provided.