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School Policies

The Governors and all staff of the Foundation are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our pupils in order to safeguard them from harm.

Child Protection Policy

Adults looking after children or young people in schools should be aware of the risks of abuse (by adults or other young people), and take steps to reduce those risks. The Pocklington Foundation works within the guidance and procedures of East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) (see East Riding of Yorkshire Council The Foundation is careful to follow the government recommendations on gathering information and carrying out checks (Keeping Children Safe In Education – September 2023).

All employees have a responsibility:

a) For promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons with whom they come into contact.

b) Adhering to and ensuring compliance with the Foundation’s Child Protection Policy Statements at all times.

c) Reporting any concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Leads or to the Headmaster of either school, if in the course of carrying out their duties they become aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare or children in the two schools.

The following individuals have specific responsibility for Child Protection: 

Mr Steve Burke is the Child Protection Governor with responsibility for annual review. An annual review of the school’s safeguarding policies and procedures will be undertaken as part of the annual return to the DCSF. 

Mr Martin Davies is Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Mrs Arriane Morgan is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Pocklington School. 

Mrs Katie Dewhirst is the Prep School (incorporating the EYFS) Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

If you require any further information then please contact the Foundation’s Designated Safeguarding Leads, or you can view the full Child Protection Policy via the link below:

Pocklington School Foundation Safeguarding Children Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

Preventing those who might wish to harm or abuse children and young persons from entering the workforce is therefore a top priority. The Foundation is very careful to follow the government recommendations (Keeping Children Safe In Education – September 2023) on gathering information, screening and carrying out checks on all new recruits. Thereafter all staff are committed to remaining vigilant and maintaining the highest standards of child protection in the schools and amongst colleagues. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Pocklington School Safer Recruitment Policy

Other Policies and Procedures

Additional Pocklington School Foundation and Pocklington Prep School Policies and handbooks can be viewed via the links below :

Pocklington School – Admissions Policy

Pocklington School - Admissions Policy for International Students

Pocklington School – Anti-Bullying Policy

Pocklington Prep School – Anti-Bullying Policy

Pocklington School - Behaviour Policy

Pocklington Prep School – Behaviour Policy

Pocklington School Foundation – Complaints Policy

Pocklington School Curriculum Policy

Pocklington Prep School – Curriculum Policy

Pocklington School Foundation EAL Policy: English as an Additional Language 

Pocklington School Foundation – Educational Visits Policy

Pocklington School Foundation - Email and Social Media Protocol

Pocklington School Equality and Diversity Statement

Educational Guardianship Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Pocklington School Foundation– Pupil use of ICT Policy

Pupil Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Pocklington School – Permission Off School Procedure

Pocklington School Foundation – Privacy Notice for Parents

Pocklington School - PSHE Policy

Pocklington Prep school - PSHE Policy

Pocklington School Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) Policy

Pocklington Prep School - RSE Policy

Pocklington School SEND Policy - Learning Support

Pocklington Prep School SEND Policy - Learning Support

Pocklington School – Smoking, Alcohol and Illegal Substances Policy

Pocklington School - Visitor Policy

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