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Equal opportunities & Safeguarding

Following West Berkshire Council’s equality in employment policy, Little Heath School aims to ensure that job applicants and employees are treated equally and fairly and are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of job requirements, skills, abilities and other objective and job related criteria. We will also ensure that individuals are not disadvantaged by conditions or requirements, which cannot be shown to be justified as being necessary for the safe and effective performance of the job.

Little Heath School supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.  In line with West Berkshire Council policy, Little Heath School will use its best endeavours to ensure that the human resources, talents and skills available throughout the community are considered when employment opportunities arise in order to achieve and maintain an efficient workforce. 

Please refer to our Equality Policy, and DisabilityAccessibility Plan for more information.

Little Heath School safeguarding statement:

Little Heath School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. “The welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989). ‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016'.

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils of the school - Working Together to Safeguard Children Part 1 of “Keeping Children Safe in Education”- September 2016 sets out the responsibilities of governing bodies including the need to remedy without delay any deficiencies or weaknesses in regards to child protection arrangements that are brought to the attention of the school management or Governing Body.

Approved by the Governing body.

  • The Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead at Little Heath School is Mr D Ramsden
  • The link Safeguarding Governor is Mrs S Andrews