Ladbrooke JMI School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

 

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

 

Key People Involved in Safeguarding

 

 

Name

Role

Designated Senior Person

Miss Tracey Webster

Headteacher

Deputy Designated Person

Mrs Helen Romain

Deputy Head

 

Mrs Andrea Prior

SENCO

Safeguarding Governor

Mrs Lesley Gawen

Vice Chair of Governors

Child Protection Senior Liaison Officer

Mr John Mairs

Herts County

Every year the school writes a school improvement plan to highlight all the areas we will be working on over the coming year.  Please click on the relevant year to see our current areas for development.

 

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

2016 - 2017

britishvaluesPromoting British Values at Ladbrooke JMI School

The DfE have recently reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Ladbrooke JMI these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

Each year the children decide upon their class rules and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the class rules. We have a school council which meets at least twice a term. All the children are involved in the meetings which are led by the year six children. Elected members of year six are responsible for recording outcomes of the meetings and discussing the outcomes with the Deputy Head or Headteacher. As a result of recent school council meetings, the KS1 playground has been revamped and improved (2012) and the toilets in KS1 and KS2 have been refurbished (2014). The children are also involved in the planning of our creative curriculum, giving their thoughts on what they would like to learn. These ideas are then woven into the curriculum by class teachers.

In addition to this, children complete an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, is consistently reinforced at Ladbrooke JMI. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. These are our Golden Rules, Playground Rules and Safety Rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

At Ladbrooke JMI, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, for example, whether it is through choice of challenge, how they record their work or by choosing to participate in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities. Our challenge homework projects allow children to choose activities that interest them and present them in interesting ways.

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as 'Respect', and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. The school ethos and aims promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and Golden Rules, as well as our behaviour policy.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Ladbrooke JMI is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.

 

Below are the finance reports for the respective years.  Please click on the year to open up the document in a new window

 

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

Please click on the link below to find our equalities information

 

equality

 

Equality Policy

Equalities Published Information