Statements & 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
Ponteland Community Primary School Safeguarding Statement
PCPS is a community and all those directly connected (staff, trustees, 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.
PCPS 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 Community Primary School we have a range of policy documents that will help provide valuable information to parents/carers, staff, trustees 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 policies of the school. These policies are available to download or we can supply paper copies on request.
Please follow the folder structure to get access to the different policies.
The Data Protection Officer for Ponteland Community Primary School is Mr Ian Hampson
Safety and Security Information
The safety and security of our children and staff is paramount and we work closely with our suppliers and partners to ensure that the travel, accommodation and itinerary arrangements that we organise for our groups, are undertaken smoothly and with the appropriate duty of care.
We follow the travel advice issued by the Home Office, UK authorities and for overseas trips, the Foreign Office – advice that is publicly-available on websites such as:
If you have any specific queries, please contact us directly and we will be happy to answer any questions. School complies with GDPR as can be seen in the report.