Nothing is more important than keeping all our children safe, especially the most vulnerable. The NPAT Partnership is fully committed to ensuring that children with SEND, those eligible for Pupil Premium funding and other vulnerable groups are able to achieve as highly as possible. Schools within the partnership will have the most rigorous and updated procedures and policies which help keep children in our care safe. We will ensure that all vulnerable groups of children achieve highly, when compared to their peers nationally, through the following measures:
- All schools will be subjected to an annual safeguarding audit
- All schools will hold the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM)
- Behaviour and Safety of children will be outstanding in all our schools
At NPAT we want to support our children and families from being drawn into terrorism, becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremism in any form or guise. As a Trust, there is no place for extremist views of any kind whether from internal sources; pupils, staff or governors or external sources' school community, external agencies or individuals. We recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to poor outcomes for children. PREVENT is the prevention of children falling prey to radicalisation or extremism, and forms part of our Safeguarding Children approach.
Our pupils and staff should see our schools as a safe space to explore controversial issues safely and our teachers encourage and facilitate this to happen through their Personal, Social, Health, Education and wider curriculums.
NPAT Schools have internet filtering systems to avoid the possibility of children encountering inappropriate material online. Our schools will develop children’s resilience so that if they encounter inappropriate materials, interactions or images online, they will be equipped to deal with it. The more confident and knowledgeable they are, the more likely it is that they will be able to deal with any risks they encounter online.
To find out more about how to keep your children safe online, please follow this link to the Parent Info Website.
Teachers and other professionals should consult their school E-Safety Policy or to find out more, or visit the ThinkYouKnow website for teachers.