Safeguarding is taken very seriously at Redhills primary school. Our safeguarding policy is available for all to see on our website or a paper copy is available from the office. One of our three safeguarding designated members of staff are always on site and will be available to speak to you when required. Safeguarding our children is everyone’s responsibility, we have contact details for anyone wishing to discuss a safeguarding concern either with one of our safe guarding designates or directly with the MASH (Devon County Council multi agency safeguarding hub) These details are available on this website or on notice boards around the school. The MASH can be rung anonymously if deemed necessary.
Parent Support Adviser
Redhills Primary School
My name is Claire Kelley and I am the parent Support Adviser and one of the three designated Safeguarding officers for Redhills Primary School.
At Redhills we welcome all our parents to be part of our school community and believe parents play an important role in childrens learning development and achievement.
As a school we appreciate that parenting is one of the hardest jobs you are ever going to do and children do not come equipped with a hand book. We also understand that other pressures in life can impact on parenting and sometimes things can get on top of us.
My role is to support all our parents and carers in any way possible, this can be in the form of 1:1 support at home, one off chats over a cup of tea, or welcoming parents into the many groups and courses we run here at Redhills.
At Redhills we are lucky enough to have our beautiful community café, this space is specifically for parents and we run a variety of different services and groups including: Parenting courses drop in sessions, back to work sessions, free parent computer use and tuition, creative sessions, cookery club and a free parent’s bookcycle club.
I can also support parents with practical support around finances, issue of foodbank vouchers, back to work/college advice, parenting support eg. Managing Behaviour, sleep, eating, anxiety etc.
I am normally available to meet you, so just ask at reception and they can either book an appointment to see me or sometimes I can see you straight away. Alternatively, you can contact me directly on my details below.
I offer a confidential service and no issue is ever too big or too small so please don’t be worried about having a chat.
Any new groups or sessions I run are always advertised in the school newsletter and on the front notice board, so please keep an eye out.
We are always on the look out for talented parents/carers to teach others a new skill or any new ideas of groups you may like to see us setting up at Redhills.
I hope to meet you soon.
Claire Kelley Claire.email@example.com mob. 07788246075
The safety and well-being of our pupils is something that our school strives hard to ensure and we continue to work hard to provide ways to help you tell us if you or your children have any problems or worries which the School needs to know about such as bullying. Reporting issues is a very effective way to enable us to deal with risks before they escalate into harm, and we already have several ways in which you can report to our school. That goes a long way in helping us create the safe and reliable environment for your children that you expect our school to be. We understand too that sometimes, coming into school to tell us about these issues can not always be an easy thing to do.Time? Arranging an appointment? Speaking with staff? Sometimes it can be a subject that you need to bring to our attention without wanting to identify yourself, but that you feel we need to know, particularly if it involves children’s safety. Whisper is an anonymous reporting service for pupils, families and local community that allows you to send a message or text to a school email account where staff experienced in responding to issues will receive it. Clicking on the Whisper button on our site will take you to an online form where you can leave your message. You can choose to send it anonymously or, if you want us to get back to you, you can leave your contact details. Whisper does not collect any information to identify a sender unless they choose to leave it.