- About our School
- Mission Statement
- SEND Information Report
- Careers Info, Advice and Guidance
- Specialist School Status
- Visitors and Volunteers
- Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium
- Promoting British Values
- Pupil Premium
- Ogden Physics Prize winners 2016 announced!
- BIG Little Library
- Media Dept trip to JMU
- A Level Results Day
- GCSE Results
- A Golden Weekend for Gateacre!
- YPAS Award
- Educate Awards 2016 shortlist announced
- Newsflash Week 8
- Mini Big Bang!
- Newsflash Week 9
- My Favourite Childhood Read
- Year 7 visit the BLL
- Music Dept trip to The Phil
- Newsflash Week 10
- Educate Award winners!
- Newsflash week 11
- Children in Need 2016
- Newsflash Week 12
- Social Change with LIPA
- National Citizen Service Champions
- Helping the Homeless
- Newsflash week 13
- Jeff Rich Drum Workshop
- Make it in Manufacturing
- Newsflash Week 14
- Christmas in Spain
- Carols in the Orchard
- Spreading Christmas cheer!
- BIG Little Library Year 8 visit
- Festive music-making
- Real Business
- End Of Term Newsletter
- Christmas with our Primary Schools
- A Golden visit from Lora
- Operation Prezzie Drop
- Music Dept. Sixth Form trip to the Liverpool Empire
- music.ly app risk
- Year 8 Athletic Champions!
- Newsflash Week 16
- Google pioneers!
- Newsflash 17
- Safer Internet Day 7th Feb
- y7-10 Girls Football roundup
- Newsflash Week 18
- Y8 Indoor Athlectics Liverpool City Champions!
- Newsflash Week 19
- Real Business regional finals!
- A meeting with Marvel and Dr Who
- A Curious trip for Drama
- Newsflash Week 20
- Regarding the article
- West End wonders
- Good Citizenship Award for Georgia
- BAE Robot Roadshow
- Newsflash Week 21
- Dance Lessons
- Newsflash Week 22
- A flaming good time with Norman Pannell Primary
- Liverpool Schools in Dubai
- World Book Day
- Newsflash Week 23
- Playing for Everton
- Disability and Drama
- School of Rock
- Newsflash Week 24
- Now Festival Schools Tour
- Newsflash Week 25
- Jodrell Bank comes to Gateacre
- Science Week with Belle Vale Primary School
- Gangsta Granny
- Adlib Industry Day
- Newsflash Week 26
- Simsimi app risk
- END OF TERM NEWSLETTER
- Award for Music excellence
- A golden weekend (with a bit of rain)
- A hair raising time with Rudston
- ESafety alerts
- Easter in Amsterdam
- Newsflash week 29
- School Performance
- Images of Gateacre School
- Term Dates
- Parent Zone
- Learning Zone
- Transition Zone
- Staff Zone
- Ofsted Zone
Visitors and Volunteers
Safeguarding Advice for Visitors and Volunteers
Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment.
By signing in and out of the visitors’ book you are agreeing to follow the advice within this leaflet. All visitors must wear the visitor’s badge provided by reception. An adult without a badge will be accompanied to the school’s reception to confirm they have signed in.
Visitors must be accompanied at all times by a member of the school staff.
Unsupervised visitors: If your visit involves unsupervised contact with young people you will be asked to show the photographic ID badge provided by your employer and written confirmation that appropriate DBS checks have been made. Depending on your role and the organisation you are from you may be required to show your Enhanced DBS Certificate. We will note down the DBS number and date issued but will not make a copy of it. You will also need to read the school’s Code of Conduct for Adults and Part 1 of the DFE’s Guidance, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2014). The school’s Child Protection Policy is available on the school’s website.
If you have ANY concerns about a child’s welfare or well being or have a concern about the behaviour of any adult within the school towards a child:
- discuss your concerns without delay with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Headteacher or a member of the safeguarding team.
- Remember it is important to share your concerns even if you are unsure.
- Anyone can make a referral to Liverpool Children’s Services (tel: 0151 233 3700)
- The Local Authority Designated Officer (L.A.D.O.) for Managing Allegations Against Staff can be contacted on 0151 225 8101. The school office can provide you with a copy of the school’s procedures for Managing Allegations Against Staff.
If a child makes a disclosure to you:
- Avoid being shocked or embarrassed.
- Listen to the child without interrupting them.
- Do not promise to keep a secret.
- Do not ask the child any leading questions.
- Reassure them that ‘it is not their fault and they have done the right thing to tell you’.
- Immediately following the disclosure report your concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (see above) and write down what the child said using the child’s own words and phrases. Sign and date this document and hand it to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Consider how best to manage your own feelings
- Following reporting your concerns remember that the disclosure and the child’s identity should remain confidential
The school has a full code of conduct to encourage safer working practices for all adults working with young people, including advice regarding ‘e-safety’.
- provide a positive role model to young people
- dress appropriately ensuring your clothing is not likely to be viewed as offensive or revealing
- treat all members of the school’s community with respect and tolerance
- work with children so that you are visible by a member of the school staff
- respect a child’s privacy and dignity
- always be able to justify any physical contact you have with a young person
- always report any situations that arise that you may feel may give rise to a complaint or misunderstanding in respect of your own actions
- Photograph a child without the school’s permission
- Never use your personal mobile phone in areas used by young people
- Ignore inappropriate behaviours towards children either by other children or adults
- Share personal details with a child
- Meet or contact the child out of school including by text, email, Facebook or other social media or give a child a lift home
- Discuss the school, children or adults working within the school on social media
- Make inappropriate comments to a child including racist, homophobic, sexist or sexualised comments
- Give gifts to a young person (unless part of the school’s agreed rewards policy or with the agreement of your line manager) or show them preferential treatment
Key Safeguarding Staff:
- Headteacher: Mr J. Roberts
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs A. Boulton
- Safeguarding Team: Mrs J. Kinder and Mr P. Creed
Other Safeguarding Guidance
In the case of a fire follow the following procedures:
- There should be no delay in ringing 999 and requesting fire and police….
If a child or member of staff needs emergency treatment or first aid:
- There should be no delay in ringing 999 and requesting an ambulance….