The school's Safe Guarding and eSafety Policies are updated annually. The Safe Guarding Team meet regularly to ensure the health and safety of everyone. All parents are sent out summaries, advice and all staff are fully trained. If a parent has any concerns the procedures are again very clearly set out in the safe guarding policy.
School Safeguarding Team:
Chairman of the Board of governors:
Mr D Collins
The Designated Governor for Child Protection:
Mrs J Humphrey
The Designated Teacher for Child Protection:
Mrs G Cuddy
The Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection:
Mrs Arlene Moon
Mr W Doherty
and members of the school iTeam/council
Each child knows there is a big wide world out there and that they can be part of it – be achievers!
The children are encouraged to care for one another, themselves and the world around them. They learn in a bright, stimulating environment where a continuously, developing staff work together to provide a wide range of learning opportunities to motivate the children.
The children feel reassured and confident in the safe, secure haven provided by the staff and the school. Staff and governors are trained to a high standard to ensure the children’s welfare is of paramount importance.
Parents are respected by all and they are welcomed to share learning experiences with their children. Effective communication exists between parents and staff. Opinions are sought, valued and used to make informed decisions.
Our school plays an important part in the community. Having a warm, friendly atmosphere, we invite everyone to come along and experience the learning environment in Killowen.
We are fully aware that without the pastoral care firmly in place learning will not take place. Our pastoral care policy reflects our vision and child friendly aims.
We have a school counsellor who is always willing to lend a listening ear! Referral is via parent, staff or self-referral.
The full range of pastoral care policies are available for perusal:
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Teaching and Learning
E-Safety including Acceptable Use of the Internet
Health and Safety
Relationships and Sexuality
Emotional Health and Wellbeing
The anti-bullying policy clarifies for pupils, teachers and parents that bullying is completely unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where individuals can develop without fear and feel at ease speaking to any adult in school. If bullying does occur, the procedures to be followed are set out clearly in this policy.
Should any cause for concern arise during the time your child is with us about our curriculum provision or any other matter, it should, in the first instance be communicated to the class teacher or the Principal. The school has a specific policy to deal with such complaints. However, we encourage parents to speak to us if there is any problem so we can tackle it together! See the policy in the General Information section.