Aims of the School
- We aim to provide a first class education for all children, causing them to achieve the highest standards possible.
- We aim to provide a safe, healthy, stimulating and happy atmosphere where each child is guided and challenged to succeed, based on trust, respect and equality of opportunity.
- We aim to create a Christian environment in which each child is valued and special and in which respect for the rights and needs of others is nurtured. We want our children to recognise, respect and identify with varied communities in a Christian manner.
- We are committed to involving parents and carers in their children’s education and to encouraging their participation in the school and life of the local community.
We believe in the importance of children taking pride in and celebrating their own achievements and those of others.
Our Safeguarding Statement
Tunstall is a community and all those directly connected (staff, governors, parents, families and pupils) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure. Tunstall recognises our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children with their best interests at the centre of our
Tunstall recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Our school core safeguarding principles are:
- That schools are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children.
- It is a whole school responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as its paramount concern.
- All children (defined as those up to the age of 18) regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection.
- All children have a right to be heard and to have their wishes and feelings taken into account.
- All staff understand safe professional practice and adhere to our code of conduct and other associated policies.
All staff have a responsibility to recognise vulnerability in children and act on any concern in accordance with this guidance.