Statutory Information

Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Baytree School

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Keeping Children Safe in Education – 2021

Baytree School provides a safe and nurturing environment where all learners feel respected and valued. We maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned and promote a culture of openness where learners and adults are able to talk and are listened to.

There is a strong ethos of safeguarding at Baytree School which enables our learners to feel safe and trust the adults supporting them.

At Baytree School we recognise the vulnerability of learners with SEND and we work in close partnership with families and multi-professionals to provide care and support the voice of the learner is at the centre of all thinking.

At all times, we prioritise safeguarding ensuring staff are well trained to recognise potential risks and indicators related to a wide range of safeguarding issues. All staff and adults working with our learners understand the policies and procedures in place at Baytree School to enable this to happen.

Baytree School is a values-based learning community focused on building provision around the needs of each child and their family. We are a happy community and offer our families support to enable all our learners to enjoy learning and thrive.

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Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Aline Kay – Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Ed Bowen-Roberts – Headteacher

Single Central Register Maintained By Aline Kay

Safeguarding Governor 
Kirsty Andres

E-Safety Governor 
Kirsty Andres

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)  

Telephone: 01275 888808 or email lado@n-somerset.gov.uk

If you have any concerns about the behaviour of someone working or volunteering with children and young people, please contact the LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer via the Referral and Assessment Team.

View the Baytree School Safeguarding Team

How Baytree School can help

Early Help requires that agencies should work together to ensure the child or young person gets the right response, and the right services, from the right people at the right time.

At Baytree School our aim is to support families meet identified needs early, and we are here to offer support, guidance and advice on specific issues or concerns either, on a 1:1 basis or identifying other agencies who can offer support and help.

For further information about Baytree Schools offer of Early Help please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or deputy via the school office:

schooloffice@baytreeschool.co.uk
01934 427555

If you want to know more about Early Help within North Somerset and how to access Family Wellbeing services, please contact:

Children’s Front door: 01275 888808  childrens.frontdoor@n-somerset.gov.uk

North Somerset’s Early Help Offer:  
Early Help | North Somerset Council (n-somerset.gov.uk)

Children’s Disability Team:
01275 888801

 

National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children

Childline

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

South West Child Protection Procedures

Adult Safeguarding Board | Adult Safeguarding Board (nssab.co.uk)

Childrens Safeguarding Board | Childrens Safeguarding Board (nsscp.co.uk)

Educate Against Hate

Useful Contacts and Information

Baytree School Main Office
schooloffice@baytreeschool.co.uk 
01934 427555

If you have any concerns about the behaviour of someone working or volunteering with children or young people, please contact:

LADO – Local Authority Designated Officer via the Referral and Assessment Team:
01275 888211
or email lado@n-somerset.gov.uk

Single Point of Access / Children’s Front Door:
01275 888808 or 
frontdoor@n-somerset.gov.uk

Out of hours’ social care Emergency Duty team:
01454 615165

Children’s Disability Team:
01275 888801

North Somerset Local Offer:
Local Offer | North Somerset Online Directory (n-somerset.gov.uk)

Childline:
08001111
Childline | Childline

Samaratans:
116123  
Samaritans

Next Link: Domestic Violence Hotline:
08082000247  
Next Link North Somerset domestic abuse services from Next Link Housing

Young minds:
0300123393 YoungMinds

MIND
Home – Mind

Off the Record:
0808 8089120
Home – OTR – North Somerset (otrnorthsomerset.org.uk)

Action for Children:
0300 1232112
us@actionforchildren.org.uk

NSPCC:
0808 8005000
NSPCC | The UK children’s charity | NSPCC

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – CAMHS
North Somerset Online Directory (n-somerset.gov.uk)

SEND:
SEND and You

North Somerset Parents and Carers – NSPCWT:
https://www.nspcwt.org/

Should you need to be signposted to any other agency, please contact school office directly.

Online Safety

At Baytree School we know how much our learners benefit and enjoy using IT and how it can help them to learn, communicate and socialise in many ways. As a school we strive for our learners to be confident and safe users of the Internet and of new technology as it develops:

  • As a school we deliver an approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the whole school community in its use of technology
  • Learners have access to a curriculum where online safety is taught and embedded
  • Learners will be taught to question information before accepting it is true
  • Learners will be encouraged to speak to trusted adults at Baytree School if they encounter something online which makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable

Online safety is paramount to the safeguarding of all children and young people in the digital world. It is about learning to understand and use technologies in a positive way, and about supporting learners to develop safe online behaviours (both in and out of school). At Baytree School we ensure that learners are given the right information about how to stay safe whilst accessing all forms of social media and technology.

Please see below for suggestions of services and agencies which can provide support and further information:

UK Safer Internet:
Parents and Carers – UK Safer Internet Centre

NSPCC online safety helpline:
0808 800 5000
Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Think you know:
Home | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Internet Watch Foundation:
About Us | IWF

Childline:
Childline | Childline

Bullying UK:
Cyber bullying | Bullying UK | Family Lives

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) social media checklists:
Social Media Checklists | SWGfL

Internet Matters
https://www.internetmatters.org/


Baytree School Online Safety Policy – Nov 2022

Prevent

Prevent is about safeguarding individuals from being drawn into terrorism, ensuring those vulnerable to extremist and terrorist ideas are given appropriate advice and support at an early stage.

The Prevent Duty Guidance makes it clear that frontline staff who engage with the public should:

  • understand what radicalisation means and why people may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism as a consequence of it.
  • be aware of what we mean by the term “extremism” and the relationship between extremism and terrorism.
  • know what measures are available to prevent people from becoming drawn into terrorism and how to challenge the extremist ideology that can be associated with it.
  • understand how to obtain support for people who may be being exploited by radicalising influences.

http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

Every member of staff, employed by Baytree School, undergoes annual Prevent training. The designated safeguarding lead and deputy attend advanced Prevent (WRAP) training.

At Baytree School our PSHE and RE/SMSC curriculum aim to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of learners and supports wider community cohesion. At Baytree School learners develop understanding and appreciation of diversity and fundamental British Values through our broad and balanced curriculum. 

Please see the links below for further advice and support

Educate Against Hate – Prevent Radicalisation & Extremism

Lets Talk about Radicalisation
Resources and information around staying safe online, spotting the potential signs of Radicalisation and where to gain support

Act Early: help and advice around what to do if you are worried about someone being radicalised

Admissions

All admissions to Baytree are determined by the Local Authority (LA) following consultation with the school. The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring, to the best of their endeavours, that the provision specified in the Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP) is made available for the pupils placed at the school, from within their delegated budget.

In exceptional circumstances the LA allocates additional resources for specifically identified needs.

Procedure:

  1. The names of pupils are put forward by the LA.
  2. The LA sends copies of the Statement of SEN or Education and Healthcare Plan (EHCP) accompanying Appendices (supporting reports) to the school.
  3. The Headteacher discusses the needs and provision with the School Leadership Team.
  4. On behalf of the Governing Body Headteacher makes a decision as to whether the acceptance of the pupil is appropriate.
  5. In the case of dispute the full Governing Body is consulted.

The following criteria are used:

(i) Severe Learning Difficulties and/or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties is specified as the main need in Part 2 of the Statement of SEN or in the ECHP(ii) Individual needs reflected in the Statement/ECHP can be met through provision/professional expertise/resources currently available.

(iii) Where there are exceptional circumstances an additional allocation of resources, e.g. for staffing, specialised furniture or equipment, is made available from the LA.

(iv) The needs of the pupil concerned are compatible with the interests of other pupils already in the school.

Special Educational Needs Team

Vulnerable Learners’ Service, Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.

Telephone: 01934 888294

The Special Educational Needs Team have information on the North Somerset Council website.

Equality Feedback

We are committed to seeking and acting on feedback from staff, pupils, parents and other stakeholders. We would like you to help us to be aware of you views on what is happening and how things could be even better.

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Do you feel our curriculum (including visits out of school and special events in school) fairly represent the different ethnicities, disabilities, sexualities and genders, within our community?

  • Yes: 27
  • No: 0
  • No Response: 3

Please tell us how you consider this could be even better:

  • Not sure
  • They are good in covering these aspects

Do you believe all pupils regardless of ethnicity/disability/sexuality/gender have the same wide access to school activities including out of school visits?

  • Yes: 28
  • No: 0
  • No Response: 2

Please tell us how you consider this could be even better:

  • Return to swimming and horseback riding
  • My child hasn’t long been at school and with Covid has been unable to go on visits so I am unable to comment
  • They are already very good

Complaints

In the first instance we ask that parents/carers raise any concerns with their child’s teacher.

Complaints concern matters including the curriculum, religious education, the school’s provision of information the procedures provide for complaints to be directed initially to the Headteacher for an attempt to resolve them informally. If this fails, there is then a formal appeals procedure for parents/carers to follow.