Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.
All the governors and staff at Fakenham Infant and Nursery School share an objective to help keep the children safe by contributing to:
- Providing a safe environment for them to learn
- Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action, with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in the education setting.
To achieve this objective, we:
- Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working with the children
- Promote safe practice and challenge any poor or unsafe practice
- Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe
- Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children
The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) for safeguarding at Fakenham Infant and Nursery School are:
- Mrs S. Gallichan (Headteacher)
- Mrs J.Barker (Deputy Headteacher)
- Mrs. M Walker (Pastoral Support Advisor).
- Governor with Safeguarding responsibilities – Jennifer Rest
All of the above are contactable on 01328 864511
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools by the Police before 9am on a school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.
The information is given to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
‘Witnessing domestic abuse is as harmful to a child as being directly on the receiving end of the less serious variety of physical violence since there is no emotional refuge for a child who has one care giver a threat and the other frightened’ (Building Great Britons page 8 2015).
Professionals realise that being exposed to domestic abuse is classed as an adverse childhood experience and that the more adverse childhood experiences a child has the greater the negative impact upon their mental and physical health and well-being now and in the future.