Safeguarding our children:
We take very seriously our responsibility to safeguard both children and adults. St Mary Queen of Martyrs operates a rigorous and robust recruitment process that gathers evidence about candidates’ suitability to work with children as well as their suitability for the post at all stages in the recruitment process. High levels of vigilance are maintained through rigorous monitoring post appointment.
There is unwavering commitment to ensure all pupils are safe, cared for and looked after. Training and development on safeguarding is under constant review and safeguarding procedures are regularly reviewed by a highly experienced Safeguarding Officer who works within the Academy.
Our commitment to our children’s health, safety and welfare is embedded in everyday practice at our school and is exemplified in policies, procedures and processes, including those which address inappropriate behaviour.
Our policies will:
We are an operation encompass school. Operation encompass is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. For more information please see: - http://www.operationencompass.org/
"St Mary Queen of Martyrs Voluntary Catholic Academy is a highly successful school who we value as a partner in the Schools Direct programme. The outstanding staff at the school mentor, support, train and share their expertise with the trainee teachers. The strong Catholic ethos permeates all that they do - the atmosphere of tolerance, respect, forgiveness and reconciliation provides the students with the ideal conditions for personal, academic and professional development."
C Hardy - Primary School Direct Coordinator