One of the two key points for short Section 8 Ofsted monitoring inspections is whether safeguarding children is effective. However, I have heard that many schools are finding themselves on the cusp of failing their Section 8 inspection based on safeguarding issues.
No-one would argue that the health and safety of children and learners is of paramount importance, but it is the case that schools that would have previously been confident about their systems and procedures are being pulled up short. Safeguarding is defined as, protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development and ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care (Working Together to Safeguard Children, Department for Education).
Register now, read forever
Thank you for visiting Headteacher Update and reading some of our content for professionals in primary education. Subscribe now for free to get unlimited access to all content.
Unlimited access to news, best practice articles and podcasts
New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox every Monday
Already have an account? Sign in here