Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School



Our Staff all have a statutory duty to “safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.

If staff have any concerns about the health and safety of a child or feel that something may be troubling them, they share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.

Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff in this setting. This may be reporting small matters but we would rather they tell us things which turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.

If the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, where the child has been harmed or is at risk of harm e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, staff must talk to one of the people below immediately.

If the designated staff member (below) is unable to be contacted immediately the school office staff will notify them that a confidential and urgent matter needs to be dealt with as a priority. This document shows how we work with parents to safeguard our children.

The key policy that all our staff are familiar with and adhere to is DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Here is our Safeguarding Policy.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Name: Lisa Hindley - Deputy Headteacher

Tel. 0114 2486572

Our Designated Safeguarding Deputy:

Name: Helena Reid - Headteacher

Tel. 0114 2486572

Our Designated Safeguarding Governor:

Name: Simon Cadd

Contactable via the Safeguarding Lead, Deputy or the School Office

Further information and our policies:

Please click here for further information about Safeguarding in our school

These are our current Safeguarding Policies:


It's Everyones' Business

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) have developed a website to provide easily accessible and up-to-date safeguarding information for professionals, and for children, young people, families and members of the public.
Click on the link below for more info:

‘Keep Them Safe’ – Raising Awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation

The Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership would strongly encourage all parents, carers and anyone who has contact with children and young people to undertake this short e-Learning course - it will give you the information that you need to help recognise the signs of sexual exploitation and how to respond if you are concerned.


Online Safety

Each year we celebrate Internet Safety Day!

Online Safety is a big part of our Safeguarding Curriculum.   Creating a positive safeguarding culture towards online safety is essential.

At Beighton NI School we do this by;

~ Educating children about the importance of:

- Knowing the minimum ages of apps and social media

- Making sure their social media accounts aren’t public, wherever possible

- Only accepting friend requests from people they know and trust in real life

- Telling an adult if anything online makes them feel upset or uncomfortable

- Knowing how they can report an inappropriate message or other content within an app/social media site, and how to block people (where possible)

- Not sharing personal data and creating passwords

~ Supporting and upskilling parents/carers so they know how to help keep their child safe online

~ Challenge any conversations about inappropriate sites/apps, unkindness/bullying taking place online, inappropriate contacts online, posting/sending/receiving images online

~ Respond to cyber-bullying (also known as online bullying) as you would to any other bullying

~ Include all of the above in the RSHE curriculum

~ Include online safeguarding at induction and provide regular updates and training to staff

~ Clear policy and procedures understood and adhered to by everyone in school

~ Home-school agreements and acceptable use policies

~ Appropriate school technology provided for staff (ipad) for teaching & learning and used appropriately

~ Ensure filtering and monitoring systems are in place and effective    

The children have been learning about how to stay safe online. Please see below our Top Tips to share and talk about with your children:

Enjoying all the amazing things we can do online! 

Talk with your child about the games they enjoy playing and the videos they love to watch. Doing these things together is a great way to explore how amazing the internet can be.

Always being kind and respectful to others online.

Explain to your child that being kind and respectful helps make the internet fun and safe for everyone. Yes, even their little brother if he’s beating them on their favourite game! This is something you can show them in your own words and actions online too.

Making safe choices.

Your child will have to make lots of choices when they’re using technology and the internet, so talk regularly about what they can do to keep themselves safe. This might be keeping personal information like their name or school private and never agreeing to meet up with someone they only know online. The earlier you start these conversations the better equipped your child will be as they grow older.

Remembering that it’s okay to say no to people online.

Online friendships can be difficult to manage, but a simple step to help keep your child safe is making sure they know that they are in control. Discuss how they might respond if someone says or does something that makes them feel uncomfortable. Remind them that they never have to do something just because an online friend has told them to and that they can come to you for help and advice.

Always telling an adult if anyone or anything online makes you worried, upset or uncomfortable.

The most important thing you can do to support your child online is let them know you’re there to support them. Talk regularly about all the points above, and more! Make sure they know that if anything online makes them worried, upset or uncomfortable, then they can come to you for help.

Useful Links:

Child Safety on YouTube - Parent Factsheet