Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy

We are all unique yet we share the same heart

Well-being

 

 Our Lady of Sorrows has recently been awarded the

DMBC

Children and Young People's Charter Mark for Anti-Bullying 2015

SILVER AWARD

Congratulations to our School Council (past and present) for their hard work!

Anti-Bullying is promoted through

  • assemblies
  • competitions - imovies, posters, poems, raps
  • Peer Mentors
  • friendship stop
  • e-safety workshops
  • named adult for each child to turn to
  • special friends (Year 6 look after Reception children)

 

Safeguarding

Every member of staff is given safeguarding training and understands the need to pass on any concerns regarding the well-being of each child. Mrs L Saxton is the Child Protection Officer and Mrs U Thrower is the Deputy Child Protection Officer. All staff have read the document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'(Sept 2016).

Childline
 
The ChildLine Schools Service has recently visited all children in Years 5 & 6 to provide them with key messages about keeping safe.  It can be beneficial for these messages to be reinforced at home. The NSPCC has developed some guides for all parents of primary school aged children to speak to your child about keeping safe. Have a look at www.nspcc.org.uk.
 

PREVENT

The Government is keen to ensure that schools do everything in their power to prevent radicalisation and have provided guidance through the PREVENT agenda. Staff and governors have been given basic training and are aware of what to look out for and how it should be dealt with. Further training will be given to all staff in May 2016.

 

Hallam Caring Services

Please find below the link to Hallam Caring Services

The Diocese of Hallam Caring Services is an affiliation of projects and organisations. It serves the social needs of the Church and wider community within South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and part of North Derbyshire.               

http://www.hallam-diocese.com/caring-services/hallam-caring-services

Co-ordinator: Stuart Hanlon
Tel: 0114 256 6407
Emergencies: 07985 727 212
Email: caringservices@hallam-diocese.com

 

Mentoring

Worth Unlimited is a charity which provides adult mentors to support children with self-esteem, behaviour or confidence issues. Ken Foden has worked with Our Lady's for almost three years now and has made a significant impact to the well-being of a number of children.

 

 

Rainbows

RAINBOWS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GREAT BRITAIN is a well respected national charity having a proven, positive impact on the lives of children, young people and adults grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.

The work of Rainbows is tried, tested, researched, monitored and evaluated. We know the impact of the work is long-lasting and has a tangible impact on people's lives.

The vision of Rainbows is quite simply for every child and young person in every school in Great Britain, grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives, to be understood and supported appropriately.

Our Lady’s is proud to offer the Rainbows Programme to our children