Staff and pupils at Roger Ascham Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of all of their pupils. Every school has a safeguarding policy to ensure that the school has effective measures in place to safeguard children from potential harm and risk and that the safety and well-being of their pupils are of the highest priority.
A link to our safeguarding policy is below.
The school works in partnership with parents and outside agencies to educate children and keep them safe from harm and promote their welfare and well-being. Our thorough PSHE scheme of work guides children to make positive choices so that they can stay safe, be the best that they can be and act in the best interest of us all.
“Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play”. (Working Together to Safeguard Children, September 2016)
The school pays full regard and attention to the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” guidance issued by the DFE in September 2018. All staff receive current safeguarding training annually, as well regular updates and training from outside agencies and the Safeguarding Team. Staff also receive a school safeguarding newsletter every term. All new members of staff and visitors are subject to safeguarding checks and receive a safeguarding induction with one of the Safeguarding Leads before they work alongside children.
If you have a concern or would like help or support for your child or your family, please contact Ms. Natai – Assistant Head Teacher & Safeguarding Lead or Mrs Bain - Learning Mentor & Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Alternatively, any member of staff can make time to listen to your concerns and make a referral to the Safeguarding Team or Mr. Harris – SENDCo depending on your need.
RAPS Early Help
We provide different levels of support for children and families within school, this is called Early Help.
Early help at Roger Ascham Primary
Breakfast club and After school club
Pre-school Toy library
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Emotional) curriculum
Safeguarding (cycle training, road safety, fire safety, swimming lessons, anti-gang workshops, anti-bullying, e-safety, drugs/alcohol awareness, NSPCC workshops)
EAL support for children and families
Interventions (Inference, Daily Supported Reading, Better Reading Partners, Attention Autism, Additional Teachers)
Teacher responsible for PSHE: Ms M Kelly
SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator): Mr Harris
Teacher responsible for Well Being & PE: Ms Ashraff
Teachers responsible for e-safety and computing: Mr Sadiq and Miss Young
Designated Safeguarding Leads: Ms Natai and Mrs Bain
Learning Mentor for children: individual, small group, in class
Learning Mentor for parents: completing forms, signposting, family support
Art Therapist: Mr Allen supports individual pupils and small groups (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
Restorative Practice Practitioners: Mr Harris and Mrs Bain
Social skills and social communication
Educational Psychologist: Ms Griffiths
Education Welfare Officer (Attendance): Ms Shaw
Financial subsidies, free school meals, Pupil Premium support
Operation Encompass – support for children who have witnessed domestic violence
All Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Middays & Office staff are trained in First Aid
Paediatric First Aid Trained Nursery Nurse: Mrs Ali
Diabetes Trained Staff: Mr Harris, Mr Robertson, Mrs Bain and Mrs Oyak
Health care plans
Administering prescribed medication
School Nurse drop in clinics
Speech and Language Therapist: Alison Wood (Thursdays)
Waltham Forest Early Help: Support for families
Waltham Forest Early Help works in partnership with other professionals, parents and carers to intervene early on when families need more support. The aim is to address problems at the earliest opportunity - before they can escalate - and to enable families to support their children to reach their full potential.
Early intervention is confidential and may occur at any point. The Early Help approach is underpinned by an Early Help assessment and a team around the family meeting. Early Help supports families with children and young people aged 0 to 19 and up to 25 with a disability. If you would like to know more or you would like to be considered for WF Early Help, please make an appointment at the office with Ms Natai or Mrs Bain.
Operation Encompass has been implemented to help schools provide the appropriate support to children who have been present during an incident of domestic abuse/violence. Roger Ascham Primary School is an Operation Encompass school.