Caldmore Primary Academy is part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies.
We believe every child matters and deserves a first class education. Our team knows first-hand how to make education better for schools, pupils and their teachers.
For us, the future of UK education relies upon schools working closely together to share best practices, giving every child the best chance in life. We set up ATT to make this vision a reality.
As a not for profit trust, we work with our growing family of primary and secondary academies and further education providers in the Midlands, East of England and South East.
Our mission is to provide the very best education for all pupils and the highest level of support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academies with everything they need to reach their full potential.
At Caldmore, safeguarding permeates every aspect of Academy life. Your child’s safety is of paramount importance and we have robust procedures in place to ensure that your child is kept safe both in and out of school.
Our school follows the child protection procedures as defined by Walsall Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB www.wlscb.org.uk) and multi-agency threshold guidance. We work with partners to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people.
We have a team of staff responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding and our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Vice Principal of the Academy, Mrs Hilary Mitchell. The team meets regularly with the lead governors for safeguarding to monitor the impact of what we have in place; also ensuring that we adhere to all legislation.
Safe recruitment of staff– including training of interview panel, CRB disclosures and all DBS checks.
Clear and regularly reviewed policies for child protection, behaviour, safeguarding and many other related policies.
We hold regular discussions with the children regarding what is in place in our academy to keep them safe and to improve awareness of their personal safety, including what to do and who to speak to if they have any worries or concerns.
E safety– we have clear procedures that all children use, in order to improve their safety whilst on the internet at school and at home. We regularly remind parents the importance of keeping their children safe on the internet and to assist this we hold regular parent workshops in School.
Zero tolerance towards bullying – necessary procedures are in place, if there are any concerns or issues.
Educational visits are always risk assessed – we ensure the ratio of adults to children meets or exceeds requirements, so that your children can enjoy their school trips!
Health and Safety must be rigorous at all times – we hold half-termly meetings with the to monitor and discuss all aspects of H&S.
We teach the children many aspects of their personal safety through our curriculum – discussions on safety measures and how they can keep themselves safe take place regularly.
We provide a termly safeguarding report to governors – this ensures all aspects of safety provision are up to date.
We have a strong belief in partnership working with our families – our open door policy means that effective communication can take place at all times.
Mrs Mitchell – Head of School (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mr. Tuck – Academy Safeguarding Manager, Miss Bills – Executive Principal, Mrs. Vincent – Pupil Welfare Manager, Miss McPherson – Assistant Principal/EYFS Leader