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Safeguarding and E-safety

Online Safety 2022


Online safety is becoming more and more important for children in the modern world.  All of our staff at Rushall have online safety training as part of our safeguarding training every year.  Our children are given explicit online safety sessions in school and this is supplemented by reminders in all areas of the curriculum when we are using technology.


We are really pleased this year that in addition to the yearly training for staff, Karl Hopwood, who is an independent ESafety expert, has agreed to come to visit our the EQUA schools to host a Staff and Parent workshop which will be open to all Primary schools in the MAT on November 16th at Woodborough School . This session is open to all Rushall parents, is free of charge to our parents and promises to deliver some excellent and current practical advice for parents in the online world.  Our staff are also having online training on the same evening.  If parents are interested in attending, please either email the school at or phone on 01980 630360.

The current timings are as follows:


4pm-5:30pm Staff workshop

6pm-7pm Parent workshop

At what age are children online?

Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of our pupils, and protecting them from harm is our prime concern at Rushall Primary School.


Safeguarding encompasses issues such as child protection, pupil health and safety, online safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse. These areas have specific policies and guidance, which can be found on our website.


Should you have any queries or wish to raise concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any of our Safeguarding Team.


Preventing Radicalisation in school

Building resilience in our young people and the promotion of fundamental British values is at the heart of preventing radicalisation. We do this by providing a safe place in which children can discuss issues, and we aim to give them the knowledge and confidence to challenge extremist beliefs and ideologies.

The Prevent duty is carried out under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires schools to take steps to prevent pupils from being drawn into terrorism. Rushall Primary takes this duty seriously and carries out the four main actions responsibly, namely: risk assessment, working in partnership, staff training and policies. If we assess a child as at risk, we refer to the Channel Programme, which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

Senior staff have received WRAP training (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent ) and have trained staff to familiarise them with the Prevent Duty. We recognise that we play a vital role in keeping children safe from harm, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and in promoting the welfare of children in our care.


What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular pupil we will follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the school’s designated safeguarding leads, and where deemed necessary, with children’s social care.

We may also contact the local police force or dial 101 (the non-emergency number). They can talk to us in confidence about concerns and help us gain access to support and advice.



Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children


Jez Howell



Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Gordon Egginton

Named Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection and Online Safety

John Evans

Parent guide to keeping children safe when using mobile phones

Child guide to online bullying

Guide to screen addiction