We take the wellbeing of our pupils seriously

The wellbeing of our pupils is of paramount importance to us. Our staff and volunteers are subject to assessment including an enhanced DBS check, and are trained in their safeguarding responsibilities. We have a Designated Safeguarding Officer who is able to offer support to staff and training to staff, teachers, and volunteers. You can read more about our safeguarding policies below.

 Teacher Vetting and Training

We perform enhanced DBS checks and two reference checks on all teachers and volunteer teaching assistants when they join the Programme, and the DBS checks are repeated every three years. Our teachers also undertake mandatory Safeguarding Training when they join.

Programme Directors and Staff

All of our staff, facilitators, and volunteers are trained in Safeguarding children and supported by The Latin Programme’s Designated Safeguarding Officer.

All staff are trained in their safeguarding responsibilities.  Our Safeguarding Officer receives annual safeguarding and child protection training with our local authority partners, Camden.

Schools

Our schools provide clear guidelines on what they expect from our teachers, and how they expect teachers to manage behaviour in accordance with their school’s culture and policies. Schools provide additional support and guidance as to what teachers can do if they have concerns about a pupil’s welfare.

Monitoring the Programme

Our Programme Officer monitors the success of Latin Programme teaching and any issues that may arise on an ongoing basis. We stay in touch with schools to feedback on teaching and learning and carry out regular observations of our teachers in schools.