Safeguarding Policies

Whether a young person stays for a short period to prepare for integration to mainstream schooling, or studies for some time for an accredited qualification, we provide a framework of choice, and developmental programmes.

A team of specialists supports Springboard who can teach subjects such as Literacy, Numeracy, Preparation for Working Life 
Information Technology (in a modern fully-networked computer suite), Art and Drama as therapeutic media and a range of sporting activities.

Springboard maintains a minimum staff : pupil ratio of 1 : 2.

The Directors are happy to provide full details of  current staffing specialisms upon request.

Springboard employ a number of Education Project Workers to enable the children to access the curriculum. Their qualifications include training in Special Needs, classroom support, First Aid, Youth & Community Studies, trampolining and therapeutic support.

Springboard enables young people to develop social understanding in order to develop social skills. Our small classes provide an opportunity for pupils to value each other in a culture of teaching and learning.

There have been no complaints about the school in the last 12 months.

Safeguarding children 2015

School Safeguarding Policy
(To be read alongside the child protection policy)
“Every Child Matters”
When the government published “Every Child Matters” it raised 5 key issues that were deemed essential in the complete development of each and every child:
·         Must be and stay safe
·         Must be healthy
·         Must be able to enjoy and achieve
·         Must be able to achieve economic well-being
·         Must make a positive contribution
There was a clearly stated need that, while each area of society has an important part to play in child development, schools must embrace the document both individually and collaboratively.
The government has published a policy “Safeguarding Children” (DfES/027/2004) and this school has used this in formulating its own safeguarding statement.  
From September 2006 a named member of the Senior Management Team will have the responsibility of ensuring that the school does its best to deliver each of the five key issues

Springboard Junior Safeguarding Children Statement

At Springboard the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school each day with the expectation that school provides a secure environment in which their children can flourish. Springboard therefore has to ensure that this expectation becomes reality. In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place:

Alternatively request details of our policies on:

  • Admissions
  • Disciplinary Procedures and Exclusions
  • Young People with Special Educational Needs
  • Pupils for whom English is an additional language
  • Curriculum
  • Health and Safety of Students on Educational Visits
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Anti-bullying Policy
  • Promotion of Good Behaviour and Sanctions
  • Whistleblowing
  • Full list of staff qualifications and experience