Safeguarding

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Here at Bentham Community Primary School we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. 

We, like all North Yorkshire Schools, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children's Board procedures. We have a number of school policies in place that support children, families and staff to ensure Safeguarding is consistent and effective in school. As well as policies for grown ups, we have a child friendly child protection policy and a strong emphasis on PSHE and SMSC within our curriculum in order to give our children the tools to seek support when they are sad, scared or worried. 

Any Safeguarding concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as 'Designated Child Protection Leaders' in compliance with the 'sharing of information' guidance. 

Our Designated Safeguarding lead in school is Mrs Chapman and Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Miss Brown.  We also have our Family Support Assistant Mrs Duckett who is also able to support children and families with pastoral matters. The Governor responsible for Safeguarding in our school is Mrs Leanne Buckley. 

The school will, in most circumstances, endevour to discuss all concerns about any children with their parents. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with child protection procedures). 

Anybody who is worried about a child can make a referral to the North Yorkshire Multi-Agency Screening Team (MAST). More information can be found at https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk  Where there are significant immediate concerns about the safety of a child, call 999. 

On Wednesday the 16th February we were able to host a World Religion afternoon. This was a fantastic opportunity for all our children to be part of. We were able to put on a carousel of activities that children enjoyed ... Read more

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Children from Years 4 and 5 were lucky to have the opportunity to join a live author event with Hannah Gold. We found out about Hannah's life and inspiration for writing. After a really fun quiz we took part in ... Read more

Class Two have been investigating how Bentham has changed over time- since the Victorian period to the current day. After studying the 1901 National Census, we set off on a walk through Bentham to find some of the houses it ... Read more

Everyone joined together for our Remembrance Day assembly yesterday. It was wonderful to share such a special moment with everyone! Some of the Year Six children read aloud the poem In Flanders Field by John McCrae, before we joined together ... Read more

As part of our Science unit on animals, we have been very busy exploring and comparing the features of different birds. We thought about the food they would eat today and made our own bird feeders! Read more

Class Two were practising their handstands and cartwheels in gymnastics this morning! Read more

This half term we are learning about castles! This week we ventured outside and kicked off this term's topic by using equipment in the construction area to make our very own castle. Amazing team work! Reception children will be visiting ... Read more

Over the past couple of weeks, children in Class 5 have been revisiting and looking at British Values - thinking about what they mean and how this might look in our country as well as our school. They were set ... Read more

As part of the Great Places exchange Project, Class 3,4 and 5 had the opportunity to take part in a number of artistic workshops lead by three professional artists. Rachel Thornton, Bentham based artist, Maria Del Carmen, an award winning ... Read more