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When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.
The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, which children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here - spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.
'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values - attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.
If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you around so that you can see for yourself.
Miriam Wiltshire, Headteacher
'Ad cognoscendum illum'
To know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly
Statement on Pupil Welfare and Safeguarding
At Emmaus School, we want to see pupils thrive and achieve their God-given potential. We are committed to learning within a safe environment, aiming for academic success that is supported by careful attention to individual pupil welfare.
Our class sizes are small and this helps staff to be aware of pupils’ needs. If parents have any queries or concerns regarding their child, their first point of contact is the Class Tutor who may then refer concerns to the Headteacher. We also have a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator who oversees and actions tailored support for pupils with additional needs, where appropriate. Our Health and Safety Operations Manager overseas the school building and site, to ensure that this is welcoming and safe for pupils to learn and staff to teach.
Children are precious in the sight of God, and at Emmaus School we take seriously our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children in our care. We work hard to ensure that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place and are used. All staff and volunteers are carefully checked prior to appointment using approved safer recruitment processes overseen by our Human Resources Operations Manager. This includes an Enhanced DBS check for staff and regular volunteers. Once in post, all staff and volunteers receive regular safeguarding training. We have a safeguarding team, with a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Deputy DSLs and a Safeguarding Governor.
We have a number of policies in place to help protect pupils from things that cause harm, and our Safeguarding Policy may be viewed here. Safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole school community, and any concerns about a pupil of the school should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, or one of the Deputy Safeguarding Leads. (Contact details can be found in our Safeguarding Policy).
When there are concerns about a child’s welfare, it may be necessary to share information and work in partnership with other agencies. Concerns about a pupil will be discussed with the parents first, unless there is reason to believe that this would not be in the best interests of the child.
In order to counter radicalism and extremism we actively support the Government’s Prevent Strategy.
CONTACT US :
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Tel : 01225 782684
Mobile : 07359 245420
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DfE number: 865/6032
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