Safeguarding is intrinsic to everything we do at St Albans Girls' School. It is of paramount importance that all our students are safe, well cared for, happy learners.
Safeguarding includes our commitment to safe recruitment of staff, security around the building, child protection, anti-bullying, online and e-safety, PREVENT duty and many other areas. We make sure all policies under the safeguarding umbrella are reviewed regularly, click here to view our Child Protection, Anti-bullying, E-safety, Radicalisation, Health and Safety Policies.
We make sure St Albans Girls' School is a safe and secure place for all our students by;
- ensuring all staff are fully trained in being vigilant to signs that a student is experiencing difficulties in or outside of the school environment. All senior staff are trained at level 3 safeguarding to ensure that there is always someone on site able to deal with child protection issues
- having dedicated pastoral staff trained in pastoral care, and utilising external agencies to provide specialist support when needed
- ensuring all students know that there are a variety of staff they can turn to if they need help or support with a safeguarding matter
- ensuring that the curriculum gives students information, opportunities to explore and learn about all aspects of welfare and safety, both inside and outside the classroom
- ensuring the security of our site is reviewed regularly and discussed at Student and Parent Voice
- All staff have access to and have read the DfE guidance ' Keeping Children Safe in Education' - attached below. if you would like this document in another language, please go to the following website www.lgfl.net/digisafe/kcsietranslate
The safety of your daughter whilst she is on our site is paramount. Students are expected to be in school from 8.30am - 3.20pm. However the site is open from 7.45am - 4.30pm so that they can use the Library Resource Centre and attend extra-curricular activities. Students must be either in the LRC, Home Learning Club (C2) or at an extra-curricular club at these times. There is no general supervision for students after 3.20pm and the school can not accept responsibility for them after this time, unless they are taking part in a supervised club or activity. Any student waiting to be collected by a parent or carer after 3.20pm or 4.30pm must wait in the Restaurant or Main Reception. If your son/daughter is in an after school club or activity, this will be recorded as an event on the Parents Evening Booking System.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at St Albans Girls' School is Karen Thomas (Deputy Headteacher). The designated Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is Paul Snook. If you have any concerns about your own child or any other child, please do not hesitate to contact her at school on 01727 853134 / firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have concerns about a child that does not attend STAGS and would prefer to speak to Children's Services personally, please call 0300 1234 043. Please note that information of a safeguarding nature may not be able to be kept confidential.