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Pupil Welfare

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding pupils at Petersfield. The class teacher(s) is primarily responsible for the care and welfare of your child whilst in school. We actively encourage parent involvement and support in all aspects of school as we firmly believe that a strong home - school parent partnership is in the best interests of our pupils. We actively seek to involve parents, pupils and all relevant staff in discussions to support pupil welfare to ensure the best possible outcomes and a uniform approach. Class teachers are available on the playground most nights after school and should the need arise, they will be happy to arrange an alternative time to discuss any concerns you may have. Please do request an appointment at the school office. If matters are not resolved through these discussions please do contact our Key Stage Leaders, Deputy Headteachers or Headteacher who will be happy to work with you to resolve the matter.

We run an established programme of social skills / friendship groups to support children who may be finding some difficulties in building relationships with other pupils. These are run by our Teaching Assistants, and are a proven way of resolving difficulties and allaying worries. We encourage restorative justice and believe that often, by encouraging children to speak openly and honestly about the concerns or issues that they have in the presence of a mediating adult, matters can be greatly improved.

We are pleased to welcome pupils and their families into our school community regularly through out the school year. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly welcome and individually tailored support from staff and pupils to ensure a smooth transition into our school.

If additional support is required to help a pupil - there are various channels that can be followed:

  • The school nurse can be contacted by any parent with a health or welfare concern. Please ask for contact details at the school office.
  • Further concerns, requiring the involvement of other agencies e.g. parent support advisers or specialist teachers can be requested if parents and the school complete an EHA (Early Help Assessment).
  • Our cluster of schools fund a counselling service, called Allyance, to which we can refer pupils with more complex needs for play therapy.

We are delighted to regularly work closely with partner organisations in school, such as the NSPCC, to ensure our pupils are confident to speak out about any concerns. Below is the letter from our last session which outlines the additional information parents can access to support further discuss at home about staying safe

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Latest News

20th Apr - Mrs Gwynn met with the Peer Mediation councillors today and was delighted with their attitude. Why do they want to be a peer mediator? Replies included 'Because I want to make people happy','I want to make our school a happier place' and 'I want to make a difference'.

20th Apr - Excellent, over a third of pupils walked to school today during 'Walk to School' week. With 3 days to go, more pupils can now join us for the morning exercise as part of our travel plan.

19th Apr - Well done to all those who joined us for the start of Walk to School Week. Please do join us at each morning until Wednesday 25th to 'Walk to School'.

18th April - Following the exciting Archeological Dig on our school site two years ago, the team returned today to geophys the area in an attempt to explain the stone found in the test pits. We eagerly await the results!

16th Mar - Today is 'Offer day' for pupils due to start at Petersfield in September 2018. Please do contact school to accept your place. We very much look forward to welcoming our new pupils and parents to our school family.

16th Mar - Excitingly, our sensory garden is taking shape thanks to FOPs, Tesco tokens, the Community Chest grant and the work so far by Meadow Nursery. We look forward to seeing this garden evolve and grow over the coming weeks.

16th Apr - Welcome back to pupils, parents and visitors as school opens today for the start of the exciting and busy summer term.

29th Mar - School is now closed for the Easter holiday. We look forward to welcoming pupils, parents and visitors back to school on Monday 16th April. Happy Easter!

29th Mar - Today we welcomed our Diocese Advisor into school. She spoke to pupils about the Collective Worship which they are increasingly leading. They explained about our 'school family' the benefit of 'time for reflection' and how 'it is fun now, we get involved'.

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