The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering from harm. We recognise all adults have a role to play in protecting our students from harm and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.
All staff are fully aware at time of induction and regularly refreshed on the statutory guidance provided by the government. Parents and stakeholders can access information on Keeping Children Safe in Education by the Department for Education by clicking the link below.
Pictor Safeguarding Policy 2021-22
Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance
Concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding
Any concerns should be raised in the first instance, please contact our designated officers at school on 0161 912 3082 or use the contact form below.
Our Designated Child Protection Officers are:
Andrew Taylor - Executive Head
Karen Larsen - Deputy Head
Our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers are:
Tracy Hutchings - HLTA
Marisa Vazquez - Parent Support Worker
Safeguarding Concern - Contact Us
Please use to contact our designated child protection officer.
Updated Risk Assessment and Outbreak Plan September 2021
Updated Pictor Risk Assessment Covid-19 May 4th 2021
Updated Pictor Risk Assessment - Covid - 08 March 2021
Covid 19 - Risk Assessment 19 January 2021
Pictor Risk Assessment January 2021
Important Information For The Christmas Holidays.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice
Trafford Local Authority have set up a link on the Council website to support parents who require assistance to locate a provision in light of a school closure.
The FIS will liaise with officers to provide a solution
The following general guidance is also provided by the Department for Education:
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3 and can be used in various settings including schools:
Updated travel advice for travellers returning from Italy
The advice remains the same for travellers returning from the lockdown areas of Italy, that you should self-isolate even if you are not showing symptoms. The advice for other parts of Italy has been expanded to cover the whole country: if you have returned from anywhere else in Italy outside of the lockdown areas, you should self-isolate if you develop symptoms and call NHS 111.
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is now available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)