From 20th March 2020 parents were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response - who absolutely need to attend.

Schools and all childcare providers were asked to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

Kendrick School do not have any students who need to attend school at the current time but Key Worker parents have been made aware that they should contact the school should the need arise. Kendrick School would put these parents in touch with a local hub school.

Ms Kattirtzi and Ms Stacey are contacting vulnerable students remotely using school mobile phones and by prior arrangements.

This addendum of the Kendrick School Safeguarding and Child Protection policy contains details of our individual safeguarding arrangements and can be accessed via the link below.

At Kendrick we believe that every student has, at all times and in all situations, a right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that results in a student being physically or psychologically damaged.

As a consequence:

  • We accept that all staff are an integral part of the student safeguarding process
  • We accept totally that safeguarding students is an appropriate responsibility for all staff and the Governing body and wholly compatible with pedagogic responsibilities
  • We recognise that safeguarding children in this school is a responsibility for all staff including volunteers and the governing body
  • Will ensure that all staff in the school are aware of the possibility that a student is at risk of suffering harm, and know how to report concerns or suspicions
  • Will designate a senior member of staff, the Headteacher, who is responsible for coordinating action within the school and liaising with other agencies
  • Will safeguard the welfare of children whilst in the school and take positive measures to address bullying
  • Will share our concerns with others who need to know and assist in any referral process
  • All staff are given training every three years (training took place September 2014
  • New staff receive training within one month of joining Kendrick
Designated Officer Ms Christine Kattirtzi, Headteacher
Deputy Designated Officer Mr Nick Simmonds, Deputy Head
Deputy Designated Officer Ms Helen Stacey, Head of Sixth Form
Safeguarding Governor Mrs Debbie Smith