Inclusion, Safeguarding and Welfare
At Victoria we believe that the curriculum should provide relevant and challenging learning to all children. We ensure that our curriculum provides suitable learning challenges for all children, responds to pupils’ diverse learning needs and overcomes potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils. Our inclusion leader and team will work with children and parents to ensure that all children are given the support and challenge to achieve their full potential. If you have any questions about your child’s development, SEN, gifted and talented or EAL needs, then please book an appointment with Mrs. Lewis. Please also see our SEND section of this website.
Children who are unwell in school or who sustain minor injuries will be dealt with by the Welfare Assistant during school hours or by the Meals Supervisors during the lunch hour. If a child receives any injury which we feel needs further treatment, or is too ill to remain in school, parents will be contacted either by text or phone call.
If the incident is considered an accident, the member of staff who has dealt with the accident is required to investigate and fill out an accident form. This will then be handed to Jo Lewis, who will take the next steps.
At Victoria Junior School safeguarding and child protection underpin everything we do. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr David Lee, Headteacher, and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Jo Lewis and Mrs Sabina Wolczynski, Deputy Headteachers.
To protect pupils in its care and to comply with the recommendations of the Department for Education, the school will take any actions that it feels it needs to do, this may include referring concerns about the welfare of pupils to Children’s Services - Social Care Department. Our first priority is your child’s welfare and therefore there may be occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children Board. If you want to know more about these procedures, please speak to the Headteacher or read the Child Protection Policy available on this website.
At Victoria Junior School we aim to instil and promote good behaviour and learning behaviour in all members of the school community. All children are made aware of our school rules and we have set systems for dealing with unacceptable behaviour. You will find a copy of our Behaviour Policy in the Policies section.
Our objectives are:
At Victoria we make all children aware that bullying is unacceptable. Any instances of bullying will be dealt with by the class teacher initially. Please see our Behaviour Policy.
Concerns and complaints
If parents have any concerns about their child or a school issue, they should first speak to the class teacher. If the class teacher cannot resolve their concern then an appointment can then be made to see a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Any issue that cannot be resolved through discussion with the Headteacher can be passed on to the Governing Body. Our complaints procedure is available in the Policies section.