Safeguarding our children update

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Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Our school will take part in the project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.






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Nick Illsley

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website. Hopefully this website will provide you with an insight into our school, and offer some practical information which will be of use to you as a member of our school community.

In April 2017 the school was inspected and Ofsted judged us as continuing to be a good school.Stithians School prides itself on providing a happy, safe, secure and supportive learning environment. At Stithians School every child is special and unique. All our children are encouraged to care for and support one another.

·         “Children in the Early Years are well prepared for the demands of Year 1. They are taught well and make good progress across all aspects of their development. Across years 1 and 2 they are making particularly strong progress in learning phonics and this is evident in their reading and writing. As a result, more pupils are going beyond the expected level in reading for their age”.

·         “The skilful way in which teachers consistently plan lessons, meeting not only the needs of the mixed aged classes but also stretching and challenging the most able pupils, has successfully ensured that most groups are making better progress across Key Stage 2.”

·         “Pupil behaviour in and around the school is exemplary. During lessons, pupils across the school are focused, respectful and attentive. All the pupils I spoke to said that they enjoyed school and felt inspired by their learning.”

·         “The school’s curriculum has been reviewed and provides a wide range of interesting and stimulating activities. Tolerance and respect for others and an understanding of democracy are promoted well through the curriculum and, as a result, pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain”.

I was delighted with the outcome and encourage you to read the whole report. I see this as a springboard to further improvement and as a school we are committed to achieving excellent outcomes for all our pupils.

At the centre of our ethos is the determination that all children can succeed and should enjoy their school experience while achieving their full potential.

I believe that success in Education comes from an effective Home School Partnership. This is achieved through a close and trusting relationship, both working together to promote the aims and ethos of the school.

I consider it to be a great privilege to be the Head teacher of such a busy, vibrant and successful school. If you would like to visit or have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me and arrange a meeting.

Nick Illsley