Safeguarding & Policies
The school will ensure that:
- The welfare of the children remains paramount
- All children have the right to be protected from harm
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded immediately
- All staff and volunteers working at the school have a responsibility to report concerns to the designated member of staff
PCMS Safeguarding Statement
PCMS is a community and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families, pupils and volunteers) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure, recognising our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
PCMS recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within the school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourages them to talk openly, and enables them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
At Ponteland Middle School we have a range of policy documents that will help provide valuable information to parents/carers, staff, governors and a range of external agencies.
Policies are intended to provide a framework that ensures principles are consistently applied to our school practice. School policies outline how we will respond in any given situation.
Listed below are the statutory policies of the school. These policies are available to download or we can supply paper copies on request.