Staying Safe

The welfare and safety of children who attend our school is our first and paramount concern.

We will promote the health, well-being and safety of our pupils in all we do. Your children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school. The school understands the responsibilities set out under various education acts to work together in partnership with other agencies to help children to grow up in a healthy and safe environment.

All members of staff have a part to play in ensuring that your children are safe and that their well-being is supported. The overall responsibility for safeguarding issues is the Principal although this may be delegated to the Child Protection Lead on a day to day basis.

The Child Protection Lead will have responsibility for maintaining accurate records of all incidents and liaising with external agencies. They will also oversee the training programme for all staff and ensure that staff are kept up to date with all the relevant safeguarding policy matters.

The Principal will retain responsibility for all matters of staff recruitment and related safeguarding issues such as the appropriate CRB checks and reference documentation is obtained when employing staff.

Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.