1st Of The Month
At Eastburn Junior and Infant School we understand that keeping children safe is our most important job. All member of staff, including volunteers, and members of the Governing Body fully recognise the roles and responsibilities placed upon them regarding the safeguarding and welfare of pupils at the school. We believe that our school should provide a safe and stimulating environment in which pupils can learn and which promotes the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of each individual pupil.
Single Central Record (SCR)
All Schools must keep a single central record in line with statutory guidance. The single central record must cover the following people:
- all staff (including supply staff) who work at the school;
- all others who work in regular contact with children in the school, including volunteers.
Generally, the information to be recorded on these individuals is whether or not the following checks have been carried out or certificates obtained, the date on which the checks were completed and who completed the check:
- an identity check;
- a barred list check;
- an enhanced DBS check;
- a prohibition from teaching check;
- further checks on people living or working outside the UK;
- a check of professional qualifications; and
- a check to establish the person’s right to work in the United Kingdom.
At Eastburn Junior and Infant School we have a Single Central Record (SCR) which is monitored on a monthly basis and kept up to date as/when a new application for clearance is approved; this monitoring is known as the '1st of the Month' monitoring.
When carrying out the monthly monitoring, the SCR is printed off and reviewed by members of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as reviewed on occasion by members of the Governing Body. Checking this document is extremely important to us, as we understand that every adult working with our children must be fully vetted and their reference checks be up to date.
Another part of our '1st of the Month' monitoring is to carry out a safeguarding walk of the school building and premises. In order for our children to be safe, they must work in a safe environment where any risk to harm has been considered and actions taken to address these potential risks are in place. Safeguarding walks will be arranged by the Executive Headteacher and involve different members of the Senior Leadership Team, occasionally members of the Governing Body, alongside our Site Manager. Feedback from these walks provides the school with a clear overview of areas that require attention or safety issues to be addressed.
Fire Log Check
An important part of the '1st of the Month' monitoring is to ensure that the Fire Log is up-to-date and being maintained. This monitoring includes checking that the weekly alarm test is taking place, false alarm activations, alongside clear and accurate records regarding evacuation procedures. These checks will be organised by the Executive Headteacher and involve different members of the Senior Leadership Team, occasionally members of the Governing Body, alongside our Site Manager.
The Eastburn website is our main source of communication with parents, carers and community members. It is important that this is kept up-to-date and meets all statutory compliances, and to make sure that this is the case we check our website regularly against a checklist provided by Bradford Council. These checks will be organised by the Executive Headteacher and involve different members of the Senior Leadership Team and occasionally members of the Governing Body.
1st Of The Month Checking Sheet
|SCR||Safeguarding Walk||Fire Log||Website|
|March 1st 2017||Mr B. Harrison||Mr B. Harrison||Mr B. Harrison|
|April 1st 2017|
|May 1st 2017|
|June 1st 2017|
|July 1st 2017|