Information for Staff
All new staff and visitors to school should receive our Welcome Pack, summarising our ‘school rules’ for health and safety and safeguarding. New ‘contractors’ (regular visitors and maintenance contractors) will be asked to sign the Contractor Induction folder to confirm that you have read this information. Please ask at the office if you need to see the Welcome Pack.
Detailed policies, procedures and guidance (such as the Health and Safety policy) are available on the shared staff drive – please ask if you need help finding information.
The school’s Health and Safety staff representatives are Ms Cat Gillies (School Business Manager) and Mrs Susan Gordon (Site Supervisor).
The school’s Educational Visits Co-ordinator is Ms Cat Gillies (School Business Manager).
The school’s staff well-being representative is Ms Julie Taylor (Business Support Officer).
Detailed policies, procedures and guidance are available on the Lancashire County Council School’s Portal website – please ask if you need help finding information. In-school and supplementary policies and procedures are available on the shared staff drive, in the ‘Policies’ folder.
Privacy and Data Protection
The school collects a range of information about personnel who work in the school, including personal data including identifiers such as names and National Insurance numbers and characteristics such as ethnic group, employment contracts and remuneration details, qualifications and absence information.
When you give us this, we ask you to sign to give us consent to hold and use this information in the course of our work, including in the management of your contract; in the event of an emergency, and in our role in safeguarding the children we work with.
Sometimes we have to share limited personal information with professional agencies, such as Social Services or the police, or external agencies like our payroll provider. We will usually talk to you before we share information with these agencies, unless there is an urgent legal or safeguarding need.
We will not share information about you with third parties without your consent, unless the law allows us to.
We are required, by law, to pass on some of this personal data to:
• our local authority, Lancashire County Council.
• the Department for Education (DfE).
If you require more information about how the school, the Local Authority, or the DfE store and use your personal data please visit our Information Governance page.
If you want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact the School Office.
Safeguarding and Child Protection:
The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Catherine Simmonds (Family Liaison Worker) and the deputy DSLs are Ms Janet Walton (Inclusion Lead Teacher and SENDCo) and Miss Jane Icely (Acting Headteacher).
Click here to view the Lancashire County Council Safeguarding and Child Protection Induction Pack for School Staff (September 2018.).
Click here to view the Safer Recruitment Consortium’s Guidance on Safer Working Practice released October 2015. Supplementary to this document is our Code of Conduct (Autumn 2018) and Adult Dress Code (Spring 2019), which applies to all adults in school.
Click here to view the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance (September 2018).
Click here to view the Working together to safeguard children 2018 guidance.