Safeguarding & eSafety
Great Baddow High School aims to maintain an ethos and environment which will encourage and foster acceptable standards of behaviour, good personal relationships and respect for the individual.
Child Protection Policy
The Child Protection Policy is for all staff, parents, governors, volunteers and the wider school community.
The designated safeguarding lead in school takes lead responsibility for managing child protection referrals, safeguarding training and raising awareness of all child protection policies and procedures.
Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. (Keeping Children Safe in Education – DfE, 2019)
Bullying of any form is not tolerated by the school, and all staff and students are expected to be committed to this policy. The anti-bullying policy contains advice articulated in guidance document and reflects the aims of the new Equality Act 2010 and the Children Act of 1989.
Network Usage Policy
The Acceptable Use Policy has been written to ensure every one of our students understands our expectations and knows the rules for using the computer resources.
Portal Usage Policy
The Portal Usage Policy aims to promote best use of the Portal system to further the communication and freedom of information between Great Baddow High School and Parents\Guardians. The Portal enables parents/guardians to access specific data held by Great Baddow High School about the students for whom they have legal responsibility. This data includes attendance, attainment and SEN information.
The Portal will additionally ensure that Great Baddow High School provides the opportunities for students to access a Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) or ‘virtual learning environment’ (VLE). Through a learning platform, hardware, software and supporting services are brought together to enable more effective ways of working within and outside the classroom.