Safeguarding & E-Safety
More House School is firmly dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To achieve our commitment, we will ensure continuous development and improvement of our robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. We are committed to inspiring, challenging and safeguarding our pupils, enabling them to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, whilst making a positive contribution, both socially and economically, to society.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about a pupil are discussed with his parents or carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about the welfare of a child or young person, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) as soon as possible the same day.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of someone who is part of our school community, please talk to one of the school's DSLs.
The DSLs at More House School are:
Mrs Ruth Hammond - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Andy Williamson - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Fred Pennell - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Hannah Stiff - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Rebekah Weaver - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile telephones as well as collaboration tools such as group messaging, and personal publishing or social media sites. It highlights the need to educate the pupils about the benefits of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences. More House School's E-Safety policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues with electronic communications as a whole.
More House School actively supports the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism, through focussed education as well as effective school computer network filtering and monitoring systems.
If you have any questions about e-Safety at More House School, or you have a concern about a member of the school community, then please contact one of the DSLs.
Two useful websites for parents are:
These websites are frequently used as part of the the curriculum at More House School, and provide some very effective age-appropriate material to educate children and young people about the potential risks they are exposed to whilst online.
The following documents may also be of interest: