Safeguarding Information for Staff and Visitors
Mrs R Saim – Principal
Oak Hill Academy West London, Ashford Road, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4QP
020 8890 4560
|8:50am||Children enter school on Mondays|
|8:40am||Children enter school Tuesday – Friday|
|8:55am||Registration and dinner registers|
|10:30am||Lower school break time|
|10:45am||Upper school & specialism day (PPA) classes break time|
|12:15 – 1:05pm||Lunch for Year 3/4 and children on specialism day (PPA)|
|12:30 – 1:20pm||Lunch for Year 5/6|
|1:05 – 1:10pm||Year 3/4 & specialism day (PPA) classes registration|
|1:20 – 1:25pm||Year 5/6 registration|
Safeguarding at Oak Hill Academy
Oak Hill Academy West London is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This school has a clearly defined Safeguarding Policy and all personnel must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. A hard copy is in the office and visitors are welcome to read the Policy on request.
Any member of staff or volunteer who feels a concern for the well-being or safety of a child should report their concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will ensure the necessary procedures are followed.
The DSL for Oak Hill Academy is Mrs R Saim (Principal). In her absence please report any concerns to Mrs H Mulhall (Assistant Principal) or Mrs J Cooper. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff or volunteer which could suggest that he/she is unsuitable to work with children, then you should report this to the DSL (or Chair of Local Area Board (LAB) if the concern relates to the Principal). The Chair of LAB is contactable through the school office.
Arrival on Site
As soon as you arrive please sign in using the Visitors Book and you will be given a Visitors Pass. You must also sign out when you leave.
In the case of emergencies, the alarm siren will sound throughout the Academy. Instructions on procedures to be followed are displayed in each room and all staff, including supply staff, need to know the procedures for each room that they work in.
Children line up in the area where they are working and are led out by the teacher. If there is an additional member of staff they walk at the rear of the line. Staff bringing up the rear must close doors behind them. Children are led to their designated place at the evacuation area -on the playground -where they must line up quickly and in silence. One of the Support staff will distribute a register to be taken immediately.
If there is obvious danger in the building or a bomb alert then the children will be taken to the field. Senior Leader to take decision.
If a child is ill during the course of the day, the class teacher and/or year group first aider should make an initial assessment of the child’s needs and decide on the appropriate course of action to take e.g. to monitor in class or to send to the Welfare Officer in the School Office for assessment.
Toilets (Ladies) are situated just outside the staffroom on the first floor and a further set of toilets are located on the ground floor near the Y3 Acorn Door. Toilets (Gentleman) are situated next to the ICT Office on the first floor. Adults may not use children’s toilets.
Please do not leave personal belongings around the classroom. Valuables may be secured in the Staffroom Lockers.
Adult Dress Code
All visitors are expected to dress in a smart and appropriate manner, using their judgement. Generally, staff appearance should reflect the professional environment in which we work and maintain high standards of modesty, style and taste.
Visitors should look clean, tidy and well groomed and should have a good standard of personal hygiene. Clothes should be in a good state of repair and free from obvious dirt and stains.