Safeguarding

Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe.

We do this by:

  • Meeting Health and Safety standards
  • DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
  • Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
  • Securing our site, including data protection
  • Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
  • Meeting our Prevent Duty requirements

Meet our safeguarding team:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.

  • Miss Joanna Beeston
    (Safeguarding Lead)

  • Miss Anna Scargill
    (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

What to do if you have a concern about one of our pupils:

During School Hours:

  • Contact the school and speak to Jo Beeston on 01430 440668

  • Contact the East Riding Safeguarding & Partnership Hub on 01482 395500

Out of school hours and during school holidays:

  • If your concern is urgent and there is an immediate risk of harm, then contact the police via 999

  • If your concern is less urgent but you are worried about the welfare of the child then contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub on 01482 395500
    (Mondays-Thursdays 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am-4:30pm)

  • Outside of office hours the Emergency Duty Team can be contacted on 01482 393939

  • If you have concerns about a child at Gilberdyke Primary School, which you believe the school need to be aware of, then email Suzanne Wilson, Strategic Safeguarding Lead for HCAT: Suzanne.Wilson@hcat.org.uk.

    Ms Wilson will make contact with a key member of staff from the school on your behalf.

Further information:

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school’s trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

‘I’ve really valued the amount of respect I’ve been shown. I know that I’m never alone. I can talk to anyone.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is a kind and respectful school with trusted people to talk to. Everyone gets along with each other because of the values about respect, responsibility and resilience.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘There are loads of things to do here, it’s fun in lessons and loads of other people to make friends with.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The best thing about Gilberdyke is that we accept everyone for who they are – that’s the thing I’ll miss most.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Responsibility is key to having a good career, this school has taught me that.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘The staff are kind, even when they’re tired, they keep going because we are resilient!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I’m going to miss having fun lessons. Gilberdyke has taught me simple manners and respect and how much that is needed and necessary in life.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘I came from another school and I’ve met loads of new friends. This school is about friendship, respect and we always follow the expectations, it works well.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is a place where everyone feels welcome because we are respectful of each other and friendly.’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils

‘Gilberdyke is about respect and responsibility. I’ve learnt a LOT about that whilst I’ve been here and we need to. We try our hardest in everything and never give up!’

Quotes from Year 6 pupils