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Nightingale Primary School

Nightingale Primary School

Ashbourne Avenue,
South Woodford,
London E18 1PL
Tel: 020 8989 9987

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Child Protection & Safeguarding 

Pastoral Care

We attach great importance to the pastoral care of our children and the development of a caring school is something which runs through all we do at Nightingale.  If a problem arises at home which affects your child, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with staff.  Similarly, a teacher may wish to discuss a problem in school with parents. Of course all information of this nature will be treated in the strictest confidence.



If you have any concerns about your child’s happiness please discuss these with the class teacher in the first instance. If you think your child is having difficulties with another child, please speak to the class teacher.



We have very high expectations of our children’s behaviour. Our aim is to develop self-discipline.  We have school rules, rewards and consequences. Positive behaviour is rewarded and there are sanctions for unacceptable behaviour. We expect parents’ support, as it is essential that home and school work closely together.  Excellent behaviour is expected and children are reminded, in particular, that bullying, bad language and racist behaviour will not be tolerated at Nightingale.

Child Protection and safeguarding statement

The school has Designated Member(s) of Staff for safeguarding, they are:

                                                           Miss Kelly Taitoko

                                                           Mrs C Lynam

It is the duty of all staff to report to the ‘nominated safeguarding children’s adviser’ any concerns they have about the safety and welfare of any child.

The adviser will take advice from the Child Protection Advisory Team. The school has a duty to refer information, but are not the investigators. Records will be kept and children will be monitored. Referral may take place at a later date if the adviser has collected further pieces of evidence that cause concern.

All staff have a professional responsibility to share information with other agencies in order to safeguard children.

While every effort will be made to inform parents of a referral to the Child Protection Advisory Team, the safety and welfare of the child will always be the overriding consideration and parents may not always be informed.


We want to ensure that all our children and parents feel safe whilst at school. Parents, carers and visitors should only enter the school building via the school office in the main entrance.

Parents and carers are also reminded that if problems occur between children these should be reported to a senior member of staff. It is never acceptable for a parent to approach someone else’s child in the playground.

Senior staff are present in the playground as often as possible to help.