'Working and Growing Together'
- Fitzwilliam Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.
Fitzwilliam Primary is proud to work with West Yorkshire Police and Wakefield Council as an Operation Encompass School. Please click on link for more information. https://www.operationencompass.org
Fitzwilliam Primary School has signed up to Wakefield's Safeguarding Charter - please click on the link to find out what this is:
- Please see our Safeguarding Policy in the 'Policies' section of this web site.
As part of Fitzwilliam Primary Schools commitment to safeguarding and child protection we support the government’s Prevent Strategy, and take guidance to help to build resilience to extremism.
What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy. These include:
Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy
Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
Challenging prejudices and racist comments
We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the Internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils. We build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values. Please see our British Values Statement in the 'Policies' section of this web site.
- The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. At our school all teaching and support staff have completed training. You can find out more information regarding the Prevent Strategy by going to
- At Fitzwilliam Primary School we recognise the increasing risks in the digital world. We believe that computing is an important part of a childs education but we aslo need to ensure that children can use such technology in a way that keeps them safe. In order to ensure all children know how to use computing safely, school has developed a number of innitiatives including:- E-Safety days, workshops and assemblies led by PC Blunt our Safer Schools Officer and a computing curriculum which has e-safety running through it. Please see the links below for help with e-safety:
- All the information provided in this section of our website has been chosen from a group of superb Internet Safety websites including;