Safeguarding

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TypeRight is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

TypeRight provides touch-typing tutorial courses in schools and private residences. In many cases the learners are children on school premises and in that context we have adopted safeguarding procedures in line with best practice as set out by Ofsted in September 2011.

Prior to commencing any activity on school premises we seek to be introduced to the schools Designated Child Protection Officer and Deputy DCPO.

All TypeRight’s staff and classroom helpers will endeavour to ensure compliance with the school’s Child Protection policy and Site Security arrangements. Our staff will always wear identification badges issued by TypeRight unless the school issues any other form of identification. Our staff will sign-in and sign-out as prescribed by the school’s security policy. We seek to be appraised of the school’s policy for Fire Drills and the reporting of injuries or absences.

Our Course Leaders have all been CRB checked, at enhanced level, and details can be logged in the school’s Single Central Record. Nevertheless we do not operate on school premises without supervision by a member of the school’s staff. We adhere to safer recruitment practices in the recruitment of our classroom helpers. We retain personal details and references for all helpers and instruct them as to the safeguarding responsibilities of their role.

We train all our staff to be vigilant with regard to bullying, harassment and discrimination and to be mindful of the particular requirements of any pupils with LDD. We expect our staff to understand boundaries and to use only appropriate language and dress code in school. We demand courteous and responsible behaviour at all times.

We operate in the school’s ICT suite using the school’s own equipment. Nevertheless we are mindful of the students’ Health and Safety at all times encouraging good posture and avoiding overly long sessions of uninterrupted work at computer work stations. We are watchful for electrical hazards.

TypeRight courses use software that is installed on the school’s network servers by the schools own ICT staff. The software is designed specifically for educational purposes and does not present any risks in terms of e-Safety. We do not require access to the internet in the delivery of our courses and endeavour to ensure that students do not access the internet during our classes.

We are mindful that many students are scheduled to leave the school premises at the end of one of our after-school sessions. We cannot accept direct responsibility for handing students over to parents or carers for collection but we do seek to be appraised of any handover procedures in order that we can help the supervising member of staff in that regard.

We strive to work with the school to maintain a culture of vigilance and to ensure that students feel safe at all times as they develop their touch-typing skills with TypeRight.