Safeguarding children

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

At Wheeler Primary School Mrs C Burrows is our Safeguarding Lead and responsible for Child Protection.

Meet our Safeguarding Lead

Further information:

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

What to do if you have a concern about a child attending Wheeler:

If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999.

If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact Children’s Social Care, Access and assessment team on 01482 448879 (Weekdays 8.30AM-5PM) Immediate Help Team on 01482 300304 (After 5PM and weekends)

If you have concerns about a child at Wheeler, which you believe the school need to be aware of, then email Suzanne Wilson, Strategic Safeguarding Lead for HCAT: swilson@hcat.org.uk. Ms Wilson will make contact with a key member of staff from the school on your behalf.

Leaders give pupils the opportunity to complete well-planned and exciting
activities, such as performing in front of an audience, in order to create a ‘bag’ full of life experiences as they progress through the school. .

Ofsted comments

The staff are really encouraging. They always help us to be the best we can be

Children's comments

The teachers are so supportive they help and guide you all the way through the year

Children's comments

I think the best thing about being a Wheeler pupil is that all of the staff listen and care about you

Children's comments

Pupils take books home which contain the sounds that they are learning in class. This gives them plenty of practice.

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Leaders are passionate about preparing pupils to be good citizens for the world beyond Wheeler Primary School

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Leaders and teachers have high expectations for every child.

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Being at Wheeler is like being part of a family and that makes learning fun

Children's comments

They want pupils to ‘Be Respectful, Responsible and Resilient in Learning and Life’

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The support that leaders provide for families is a strength of the school.

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There are
opportunities for pupils to attend different clubs and raise funds for charities

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Everyone cares for each other and that every teacher adds a little bit of fun into every lesson

Children's comments

Pupils enjoy coming to Wheeler Primary School every day.

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Pupils are excited about adding experiences to their ‘Bag for Life’.

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The school has made recent changes to the teaching
of phonics to help pupils get off to the best start with their reading.

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The best thing is having someone to go to when you’re upset

Children's comments

Leaders have designed and implemented an ambitious and well-planned curriculum.

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Pupils are encouraged to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others.

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Throughout my time at Wheeler, I have been given so many opportunities to experience and learn new things

Children's comments

The leader’s vision for the school is demonstrated in the way pupils behave

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It is a safe and happy place to learn.

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Pupils are proud to be part of the Wheeler family.

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Pupils report that bullying is rare, but if it happens, staff will sort it out quickly and fairly.

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The pastoral team works well together to ensure that pupils are safe.

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Parents say that the school is ‘fantastic’ and that staff ‘greet the children come hail, rain or shine’ every morning as they arrive.

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Pupils in key stage 2 talk confidently about a wide range of authors and texts they have read.

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Classrooms are calm and purposeful places for pupils to learn.

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