Safeguarding

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Senior Designated Officer (SDO) is the Head of School Miss Lyons. For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link under the information tab above or use the link below. The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB). 

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2020-21

COVID-19 School Closure Arrangements for Safeguarding & Child Protection

COVID-19 school closure and reopening arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection 

COVID-19_Safeguarding Policy_Appendix 1

COVID-19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Appendix 2

COVID-19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Appendix 3

Risk Assessment - safeguarding of vulnerable children

e-safety Statement

At Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. We acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.

All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to materials on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. The school takes reasonable steps to minimise the access to unsuitable material by ensuring supervised usage of the internet alongside a filtered internet service provider which prevents access to specific internet sites.

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.

Internet Safety

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices. The leaflet below has been created on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.

Announcement

Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". 

If you need to contact the school please use the main email address, the phone will not always be monitored. uplymeoffice@acornacademy.org

Roman Day

29 Jan 2021

Year 3 and 4 had a lovely 'wow' day immersing themselves in their Roman topic.  They had the opportunity to dress up and take part in numerous activities. They enjoyed making roman bread,using l...

Mental Health and Wellbeing

15 Jan 2021

New information has been added to our website under the Mental Health and Wellbeing section (this can be found under Key Information heading).

Bags2School Collection

18 Dec 2020

Thank you for all the donations for Bags2School.  We raised £237!  Thank you to Travis Perkins for assisiting moving all the bags!

Christingles

18 Dec 2020

Thank you to the church for providing all our families with Christingles.

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

11 Dec 2020

We took part in Christmas Jumper Day today to support Save the Children.   The children looked wonderful in their Christmas jumpers today and we have raised almost £200 for Save the Childre...

Christmas Film Night

11 Dec 2020

It was wonderful to see so many children at our Christmas Film Night - thank you so much to everyone for supporting this evening. On film night we had the chance to come back after school and watch a...

Year 6 Printing

11 Dec 2020

This week we have enjoyed doing some art. Throughout this term we designed our own art based on the artist 'Hokusai'. We drew our designs on polystyrene before pushing in our design. Then we printed...

Volcano Day

11 Dec 2020

On Volcano day we enjoyed making our volcanoes out of paper mache and a water bottle. This was really fun and we all worked well together. We also got to talk to Nick Finney, an aid worker, it was gr...

Mrs E's Christmas Tree

10 Dec 2020

Thank you to the Lyme Regis Firemen who helped put the tree up and thank you for Holly Hill Nurseries for donating the beautiful tree.  The children were thrilled to see it!

Swallows' class

20 Nov 2020

Swallows’ went on a trip to South America and their plane had to make an emergency landing in the rainforest, where they had to make shelters to protect them from the...