School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference. If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office. Paper copies are available from the school office.
Withnell Fold School's Designated Senior Leader (DSL) is the HeadTeacher, Mrs Moreton
The school's back-up DSL is Mr Rothwell, Deputy Headteacher.
The Chair of Governors, Ms Helen Norman, is the Child Protection Governor.
As detailed in the policy, all staff undertake safeguarding / child protection training on a regular basis.
The ChildLine Schools Service has recently visited all children in years 5 & 6 to provide them with key messages about keeping safe. It can be beneficial for these messages to be reinforced at home. The NSPCC has developed some guides for all parents of primary school aged children to speak to your child about keeping safe – called the Underwear rule. You can find guides to the Underwear Rule to help you have simple conversations about keeping safe from abuse at www.nspcc.org.uk/underwear.
You can speak to an advisor for further advice or request a hard-copy guide for parents and carers by phoning the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000. You can also visit www.nspcc.org.uk/parents for other advice on keeping your child safe.
At Withnell Fold, we encourage all children to aim for 100% attendance.
Head Teachers are only allowed to authorise a planned leave of absence from school in exceptional circumstances. Forms are available to download from the website or from school.