Ark Swift Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance.

We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable, and we recognise that children who are vulnerable 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.

At Ark Swift we have the following plans and policies to enable all children to remain safe and promote pupils' emotional well-being:

  • Health and safety policy
  • Visits policy
  • Child protection policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Procedures for reporting accidents
  • First aid procedures

Please see our policies: 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2019-2020.pdf

Recruitment and Appointment Policy

Appendix A For Safeguarding Sep 19

We also take bullying very seriously at Ark Swift and if you would like details on our policies please read our  Anti-Bullying Policy 18-19.pdf

COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy April 2020 updated.pdf

Photography Permission

At Ark Swift we take seriously our responsibility to protect and promote the safety and welfare of our pupils. We recognise this responsibility extends to how we manage the use of still and video images of pupils and have put in place appropriate safeguards.

We have written to all parents to inform them that their child's image may be used in in marketing, promotional and educational material produced by Ark Swift and the wider Ark network. This letter explains that all children are automatically opted in, however you have the right to opt-out. Where parents have opted out, we ensure their child's image is not used in any of our materials.