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Safeguarding

St. Mary’s School recognises its responsibility for all aspects of safeguarding and takes care to protect and support all of our children.
 
Full details are available from the Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Statement, which can be viewed in the Policies section of the website or a copy is available from the school office. A copy of the Safeguarding Information leaflet for parents/carers is attached.
 
  • COLLECTION OF CHILDREN
If you are unable to collect your child from school at the end of the day please let the office know what arrangements you have made.
You can complete the online collection form, phone, email the school office  at admin2@stmarys-godalming.surrey.sch.uk or complete a collection slip which is available from your classroom, from outside the office, or in downloadable format.
 
  • LONG TERM COLLECTION OF CHILDREN
If it is a long term collection arrangement – for more than a week - please use a long term collection form available online, or from outside the school office or in downloadable format.
 
  • ENHANCED DISCLOSURE AND BARRING SERVICE (DBS)
In line with statutory requirements and Government recommendations all adults employed by or working directly with children undergo a check through the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
  • PRIVACY NOTICE (Data Protection)

St Mary’s Church of England Primary School are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you, and may receive information about you from your previous school. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • support your teaching and learning
  • monitor and report on your progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care
  • assess how well your school is doing

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as ethnic group, any special educational needs and any relevant medical information.

We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules permit it. 

We are required by law to pass some of your information to the Local Authority (LA), and the Department for Education (DfE). 

If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about you then please contact the Headteacher.

If you require more information about how the LA and/or DfE store and use this data please go to the following websites:  

What the Department for Education does with pupils' and children's data?

 

Report from Local Authority on the data protection guidance we gave schools

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

A Attendance information is not collected for pupils under 5 at Early Years Settings or Maintained Schools

 

Internet Safety
 
As part of pupils' curriculum enhancement and the development of Information and Communication Technology skills, St Mary's School provides supervised access to the Internet.
 
Pupils will be able to exchange electronic mail with partner schools and research information from museums, libraries, new providers and suitable Web sites as part of their programme of learning. We have purchased our Internet access from an educational supplier recommended by County advisers. The supplier operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. All our screens are in public view and, as stated above, access will be supervised.
 
Whilst our aim for Internet use is to further educational goals and objectives, pupils may find ways to access other materials as well, through use of the Internet outside school. During school time, teachers will guide pupils towards the appropriate materials they require, within a restricted environment. However, should a child have access to the Internet outside of school, it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to set and convey the standards the child should follow when using any media and information sources.
 
To enable us to work in partnership to use the Internet to the educational advantage of the children. Please read our E-Safety Rules Agreement. Your child will not be granted access to the Internet until we have received a positive response to the Internet Access Consent form given to you when your child joins our school.
 
Should you wish to discuss any aspects of Internet use please contact the Headteacher or the ICT Co-ordinator.
 
Photographs
 
A photograph is taken of every child at the beginning of each academic year for their school record. These pictures are taken by Yellow Photograph and you will be offered the opportunity to purchase photographs of individual children and sibling groups.
 
We request your permission, via a consent form, for your child to be photographed during school time as a result of any media coverage the School may receive following an activity or event. Equally we may choose to use the photograph on the School website or in other publicity material. Photographs of children are only ever used with their first name, if any name is used at all.

Please find here a link to the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Service
https://www.ceop.police.uk/

About St Mary's

St Mary's is an academy within the Good Shepherd Trust, part of the Guildford Diocese. We provide education from Reception (age 4) through to the end of KS2 (age 11).

St Mary’s School aims to offer every opportunity for children to reach their full potential in a secure and nurturing environment. We believe that self-esteem and confidence are the best predictors of future success and we value achievement in all areas of the curriculum...

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