Keeping our Children Safe

The purpose of Wayland Junior Academy’s Safeguarding Policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our academy is safe and protected from harm.

Mrs A Salmon is the Designated Safeguarding Lead Professional and the Key Adult for Operation Encompass.

Ms I Mair, Mrs S Warnes (Inclusion Manager) and Mrs V Spencer are the Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead Professionals.

The following policies and documents cover our safeguarding procedures:

Safeguarding Incorporating Child Protection Policy

Operation Encompass

Wayland Junior Academy Watton take part in a jointly run operation between Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Police and our school, it is called Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, are present or witness to domestic violence.

The school will receive a confidential phone call from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub before 09:00 on the morning after any domestic incident where a child at their school has been involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.

The school have designated staff as Key Adults. They will use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

If you have any concerns or questions then please contact one of the above Key Adults and we will be happy to discuss this further.

Academy Security

Bringing children into school

The academy gates are unlocked every morning at 08.50 when staff are on supervisory duty on the top and bottom gates.   At 9.00 the academy gates are locked.

Picking children up at the end of the school day

The academy gates are unlocked at 15.15 so that parents can meet their children at their chosen gate. Teaching finishes at 15.15 which means that children should start appearing from 15:20 onwards.  Parents and Carers should remain at their chosen gate for their child to come to them.  The academy gate is locked at 15.25. Parents/Carers are kindly requested to pick children up from the front entrance if their child attends an after-school club.

Note: Pupils will need a written signed permission slip from a parent authorising them to leave site unaccompanied.

Working with the Front Office

The Front Office is open from 8.30 am until 4:00 pm. There you will be greeted by Mrs Watts or Miss Maund. There are rare times when the front office staff are called away from their desks and you will find the doors locked. Please wait patiently.  They will be attending to a child and should not be long.

Dropping your child off by car

The car park is for staff, visitors and delivery vehicles only.  Please do not use our car park for dropping off your child.  It is not safe to do so.  There are two disabled parking bays at the front of our school for parents/ carers of children with disabilities.  Please do not use these bays unless your child has a disability.  The bays are essential for the parents of our medical needs children.  Parents/ carers must not stop on the zebra crossing to let children out of their vehicles.  Please ensure that you find a safe place to park and be courteous to local residents.  Thank you for your co-operation.

Behaviour on our site

Adults are expected to set a good example to our children and follow our academy values.  Parents, carers and visitors must not:

  • Smoke on our site.
  • Use bad language and refrain from raising voices as this can be upsetting for our children.
  • Use a mobile phone whilst on our site.
  • Bring animals onto our site unless it is a registered guide dog.
  • Parents are not allowed into the blocks or mobiles.  All visitors must sign in at reception.

Parents/ carers and visitors are expected to be polite to staff and other adults.  The academy will not tolerate aggressive behaviour or language from adults either directed at staff, other adults or our children.  We will take firm action to address this should it happen including informing the police and restricting access to the site for that adult in the future.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.  We firmly believe that all our children, staff and visitors are entitled to feel safe on our site.