Child Protection & Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jo McDonough.

Medway Green School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures and receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.

Medway Green School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Medway Green School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Medway Green School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care service

Safeguarding Policy August 2021

Complaints

We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below.

Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher, Ben Price via telephone on 01634 968420  or via email to mgs-office@medwaygreenschool.co.uk.

If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher, please contact Craig Ribbons,  Assistant Director – Education on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.

We have had 0 complaints in the school year of 2020/2021

Pupil Premium Statement

Medway Green School is an independent special school.  Entry to the roll of the school is by referral form Local Authorities who are seeking placement for some of their most vulnerable young people.  Consequently, the fees associated with our students would normally cover the support, guidance and therapeutic intervention that the students need.  Therefore, Medway Green School does not claim Pupil Premium as the provision in the school will meet the students’ needs.

This does not include Pupil Premium budgets associated with looked after students that are held by the Virtual School of their home authorities and are spent according to the needs identified by the Virtual School and not Medway Green School.