Safeguarding at Caldicott

 

At Caldicott, we are committed to the health, safety and well-being of every boy in our care.

We aim to…

  • be a leading school for child safety.
  • promote a safe environment for all boys so that they can enjoy their time at school and are able to reach their full potential.
  • encourage an environment where all boys can talk to an adult and feel that they are being listened to.
  • ensure all staff (including supply, volunteers and governors) are aware of the Safeguarding Child Protection Policy and have regular training.
  • continuously develop and improve our safeguarding procedures, which encourages excellence in safeguarding amongst all our staff.
  • ensure our recruitment policy includes all proper checks on staff and regular volunteers.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is in line with current government guidelines (Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2016, Working Together to Safeguard Children - Department for Education 2015, the government's Prevent Duty Guidance – 2015) and is reviewed in conjunction with our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies. We may occasionally work with outside agencies in order to further develop a safe environment for all boys at Caldicott.

If you would like to know more about our policies please speak to your son’s Tutor or one of the Safeguarding Leads below.

 

Key Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jonny Timms | [email protected] | 01753 649310

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Katy Rule | [email protected] | 01753 649300

Additional Safeguarding Lead: Charlie Langley | [email protected] | 01753 649314

Additional Safeguarding Lead: Emma Hourston | [email protected] | 01753 649300

 

Safeguarding information for parents

Tricks of the Trade

Switching Off

Is Talent a Thing

Screen Time and Dependency

Fake News

Supporting Children after Terrorist Incidents 

Supporting Children after Terrorists Part B

Appropriate Internet Behaviour

 

Road Safety at Caldicott

All the boys in 1st - 3rd Forms have listened to talks about road safety this year and we want to make our annual plea to parents about driving safely around Caldicott. There are many cars and minibuses at school every day and boys’ safety is our top priority. We therefore urge parents, staff and visitors to drive very slowly around the school site and to respect the green pedestrian paths. We would be most grateful if anyone parking in the hard surface could enter at the road end. If parents are dropping their sons at the front of the school, we ask that they please do this before the pedestrian crossing as there is more room and this helps with traffic flow.

 

Caldicott Buddies

To help with transition and to make the best start possible, Caldicott has introduced a buddy system to help new boys in the 1st Form.  Every term a 5th Form boy from each House is assigned to 1st Form classes to help on a Friday morning.  This helps boys in the 1st Form get to know boys from the Senior School who can take them under their wing.  The 5th Form boys pass on their experiences of their life at Caldicott and how they overcome difficulties when they were the same age.

"1st Form buddies are a great way to interact with other boys from different age groups, you can teach them some of the essential skills that you have learnt throughout your time at Caldicott and speak to them about that. It is good both for the 5th Form and the 1st Form, as the 1st Form practice speaking to older boys so they are less nervous and shy, as well as it being good for the 5th Form as they are given more responsibility which is crucial in senior schools and beyond. It's also fun, and is one of the main reasons most boys do it, it is fun to help the younger boys and it is essential to get a great start to the day." - Charlie R (5th Form)