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Safeguarding Training for NPAT Governors

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Headlands Primary School

Bushland Road

Northampton

NN3 2NS

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At Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT) we take the welfare of all our children very seriously. Nothing is more important than keeping all of our 4200 children safe, especially the most vulnerable. Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone within our Trust. To this end, we have commissioned some Safeguarding training specifically for all of the Board members and Governors within our Trust.

We want to make sure that you, as Board members and Governors understand your safeguarding responsibilities, have the knowledge and expertise to know what to look out for and are confident that you know how to deal with any concerns you may have in order to safeguard our children. It is a requirement of the trust that safeguarding training is undertaken by governors every three years unless you are the governor with responsibility for safeguarding and then you must complete the course annually. So whether you have already completed training some time ago or never undertaken any specific training, we recommend you attend. It is vital that safeguarding knowledge is kept current and updated at regular intervals.

The session will cover the following:

  • What is meant by safeguarding and child protection;
  • The Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding;
  • The responsibilities of the Governing Body with regard to child protection procedures and in promoting safeguarding within schools;
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of the Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and other school staff with regard to these areas;
  • An awareness of the role of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board;
  • The importance of early help and interagency working;

This training will be delivered by Lesley Pollard, Independent Learning Adviser. Lesley is an experienced teacher, trainer and adviser who carries out Safeguarding training and audits for a variety of providers, including schools. Lesley previously worked with the School Improvement Service within Northamptonshire County Council for thirteen years. Part of this role involved organising and running all of the single agency training and refresher training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools. Lesley has also worked as an Associate Lecturer with the University of Northampton. Lesley is currently a member of the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board Learning and Development Committee.

Please note that a buffet will be provided and is available from 5.30pm for a prompt start at 6.00pm. Please contact us with any dietary requirements.

There is parking at the venue. If you have any specific access or learning requirements or any further questions, please contact juliette.pierson@npatschools.org in advance and no later than 5 September 2019.

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