"Pupils feel safe and are very positive about their school. They are polite and respectful towards others. Conduct in lessons and around the school is impeccable. The school's arrangements for safeguarding pupils meet statutory requirements" - Ofsted
Aston Fields Middle School's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available for parents/carers to read on request from the school office or by clicking on the following link:
Parents/carers should be aware that the school has a legal duty to assist Social Care with Child Protection enquiries and sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
The school has also adopted the following nationally recommended safeguarding statement as part of its recruitment procedures:
Aston Fields Middle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
It is important that we work together to safeguard our pupils. If a parent/carer has any concerns about the safety of children at our school, this should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs H Mynott, or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, MrJ Brooks, Mrs L Wildsmith, Mr G Hall and Mrs J Birrell, even if already reported to the Police or Children's Services.