St. Wilfrid's Governing Body
Keeping our children, staff and parents and carers safe during the school day:
Whilst it is recognised that many children come to school on their scooters and bikes (provision is made for these to be safely left on-site)- it must be emphasised that they should not actually be ridden on school premises, including the school drive. This rule is necessary given the crowded conditions at the start and end of the school day, combined with the obvious hazard of busy Main Street at the bottom of the school drive.
Whilst the vast majority of pupils arrive at school on time, for security reasons, outside classroom doors have to be closed as soon as pupils have entered at 8:50am - any late arrivers must then enter the school via reception.
We ask that parents who drive to school park considerately on the road side or in The Rodney carpark.
Visitors to the school are required to sign in and out and wear a visitor lanyard.
Safeguarding is a priority within the school and safeguarding processes are regularly audited by the governors and training, practises and procedures kept up to date.
Policies are reviewed on a regular basis and updated as required. They can be found on the policies page of the website.
All school governors are volunteers. They are responsible for making the school's key strategic decisions. The governing body plays a vital role in ensuring school accountability. The governing body has a strong focus on 3 core strategic functions:
a. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
b. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
c. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The governing body meets once per term and conducts much of its business through the Personnel Pupils & Strategic Development (PP&SD) and Finance, Health, Safety and Estates (FHS&E) sub-committees.
Promoting British Values
Following consideration of the Department of Educations's document 'Promoting Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC in Schools', a full audit was carried out of St Wilfrid's curricular and extra curricular activities. This has resulted in a document that has been published on this website that conveys how well St. Wilfrid's is fulfilling its obligations to promote fundamental British Values (Please click below for document):