Management Information Sheet

Audit of Safeguarding Practices 2019-2020 and Updating Information on My School

MI Sheet TypeAction
To Be Completed By: 30/09/2019
MI Number:138/19
Publication Date:13/09/2019 12:00:00
LA Contact:Lucy Canning (01603 303303)
Audience:DSLs, Headteachers, Chairs of Governors

Audit of Safeguarding Practices 2019-2020 and Updating Information on My School

Governing bodies of maintained schools have a duty under section 175 (2) Education Act 2002 to make arrangements for ensuring the conduct of the school are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils at the school. Section 157 of the Act places the same requirements on Academies, Free Schools and Independent Schools.

The safeguarding self-review tool has been revised to reflect changes in local and national guidance and learning from serious case reviews and audit; new fields and revised fields are highlighted throughout the tool. The tool forms the primary evidential basis for the Local Authority audit of school practice that will take place over the next three terms and schools will be requested to submit a completed safeguarding self-review tool.

As in 2017, the review tool will be accessible to all schools via Norfolk County Council's My Schools section of the Norfolk Schools site. When you are logged on to the system, you will be able to access the tool via the 'School Performance' tab. Further guidance on completing the tool is also available on those pages and attached to this correspondence.

What do I need to do?

All maintained schools, free schools, independent schools and academies will be invited to submit a completed self-review tool for analysis in 3 groups over three terms as follows:

Group 1:16 September - 18 December 2019
Group 2:6 January - 1 April 2020
Group 3:20 April - 10 July 2020

If your school appears in the Group 1 list of schools at the end of this document, please complete the self-review tool via the My Schools website by 18 December 2019.

If your school is not included in Group 1, you will be sent a request via a further Management Information Sheet at the beginning of the term the return for your school is required. If your school is not named in Group 1, but you wish to submit a completed review during this cycle, please feel free to do so.

Thank you for your co-operation and support with this audit. The last audit of school safeguarding procedures was completed in 2017-18. A total of 90% of schools that were contacted provided the information. The overall findings of the audit identified gaps in knowledge and understanding of areas such as tackling child sexual abuse, neglect and on-line safety arrangements. Evidence of monitoring and challenge and clear ways of working with the named governor for safeguarding as well as governor training were also areas that required improvement.

Schools are supported with many of the areas for development identified above through the 'forms and templates,' 'training,' and the 'guidance' tabs available in the 'Safeguarding Section' of the Norfolk Schools' website.

A link to the Audit section of the Norfolk Schools website is attached for your information. This includes the Audit Report and Powerpoint related to the Spot Checks undertaken in the Summer Term 2018.

Date to be completed

Group 1: 18 December 2019

Submission of the Safeguarding Self-review Tool: GROUP ONE

If your school appears in this list of schools, please can you complete and submit the revised self-review tool by no later than 18 December 2019. Please note that you should not submit copies of supporting documentation, but it is important that you provide a rating and a supporting commentary of evidence for each question. If you do not include this information, it is likely that you will be asked to re-submit the tool. Guidance on completing the tool is also available on those pages and attached to this correspondence.

Group 1 Schools
Acle St Edmund C Of E Primary School King’s Oak Academy
Alburgh With Denton CE VC Primary School Lakenham Primary School
Aldborough Primary School Langham Village School
All Saints Academy Lingwood Primary Academy
All Saints CE VA Primary School Winfarthing Lionwood Infant & Nursery School
Aslacton Primary Lionwood Junior School
Attleborough Primary School Litcham School
Bacton Primary School Magdalen Gates Primary School
Banham Primary School Manor Field Infant and Nursery School
Barford Primary School Marsham Primary School
Barnham Broom CE VA Primary School Marshland High School
Bawdeswell Community Primary School Morley CE VA Primary School
Beeston Primary School Mousehold Infant and Nursery School
Bignold Primary School and Nursery Mundesley Infant School
Blakeney CE VA Primary School Narborough Church Of England Primary Academy
Blenheim Park Academy Neatishead VC Primary School
Brancaster CE VA Primary School Necton VA Primary School
Brooke VE CE Primary School Nelson Infant School
Caister Academy Newton Flotman CE VC Primary School
Caister Infant School Nightingale Infant & Nursery School
Caister Junior School Old Buckenham High School
Cantley Primary School Old Buckenham Primary School
Carleton Rode CE VA Primary School Peterhouse Church Of England Primary Academy
Castle Acre Church Of England Primary Academy Queen's Hill Primary & Nursery School
Caston CE VA Primary School Rackheath Primary School
Catfield CE VC Primary School Recreation Road Infant School
Catton Grove Primary School Redcastle Family School
Cawston Church Of England Primary Academy Reedham Primary School
Cecil Gowing Infant School Rollesby Primary School
Chapel Break Infant School Salhouse CE VC Primary School
Chapel Green School Sandringham & West Newton CE VA Primary School
Cherry Tree Academy Trust Marham Infant Saxlingham Nethergate CE VC Primary School
Cherry Tree Academy Trust Marham Junior Scarning VC Primary School
Colkirk CE Primary Academy Scole CE VC Primary School
Denver CE VC Primary School Sculthorpe Church Of England Primary Academy
Dereham Church Infant And Nursery School Sedgeford Primary School
Dereham Church Of England Junior Academy Seething & Mundham Primary School
Dereham Neatherd High School Sewell Park Academy
Dereham Sixth Form Centre Shelton With Hardwick Community School
Dereham St. Nicholas Junior School Sheringham Community Primary School & Nursery
Dersingham VA Primary & Nursery School Sheringham High School
Docking CE Primary School Sheringham Woodfields School
Earsham CE VA Primary School Smithdon High School
East Harling Primary School & Nursery Snettisham Primary School
East Ruston Infant School and Nursery South Wootton Infant School
Fairhaven CE VA Primary School South Wootton Junior School
Fairstead Community Primary & Nursery School Sprowston Junior School
Fakenham Academy Norfolk St. Andrew's Lopham CE VA Primary School
Fakenham Infant & Nursery School St Clements Hill Primary Academy
Fakenham Junior School St Michael’s CE VA Primary Academy
Falcon Junior School Swaffham CE VC Infant School
Forncett St Peter CE VA Primary School Tacolneston CE Primary School
Fred Nicholson School Taverham High School
Frettenham Primary School Taverham VC CE Junior School
Garboldisham CE VC Primary School Ten Mile Bank Riverside Academy
Garvestone Primary School Terrington St. Clement Community School
Gayton CE VC Primary School Terrington St. John Primary School
Gaywood Community Primary School Tilney All Saints CE Primary School
George White Junior School Toftwood Community Junior School
Ghost Hill Infant & Nursery School Toftwood Infant School
Gooderstone Church of England Primary Academy The Bawburgh School
Hainford Primary Partnership School The Bishop's Church Of England Primary Academy
Hall School The Clare School
Happisburgh Ce Va Primary The Fen Rivers Academy
Hapton C Of E Va Primary School The Nicholas Hamond Academy
Harford Manor School The Wherry School
Harleston C of E Va Primary School University Technical College
Harpley CE VC Primary School Valley Primary Academy
Heacham Infant & Nursery School Walpole Cross Keys Primary School
Heacham Junior School Walpole Highway Community Primary School
Heartsease Primary Academy Walsingham CE VA Primary School
Hemblington Primary School Watlington Community Primary School
Hempnall Primary School Watton Westfield Infant & Nursery School
Highgate Infant School Wayland Academy
Hingham Primary School Wayland Junior Academy Watton
Iceni Academy Weasenham Church Of England Primary Academy
Kelling CE Primary School Weeting Primary School
Kenninghall Primary School

Updating DSL information on My School

It is a local requirement that schools ensure the information on My School is up-to-date. This includes the 'Designated staff' section which can be found by clicking on the Staff tab. When these details have been updated, the Local Authority Safeguarding Team will be in a position to email schools to let them know when DSL training is due to expire. We would ask that these details are updated by 30 September 2019. Instructions on how to make these amendments are attached.