Safeguarding & Child Protection
‘Leaders and staff are vigilant and have a strong understanding of local safeguarding risks. They can identify when pupils are at risk of harm or abuse.
Safeguarding training and updates are regular and effective.
Staff report and pass on safeguarding concerns in a timely manner.
Leaders work closely with the local authority and external agencies to provide support and make sure pupils are safe.
Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe, and they learn about consent at an age-appropriate level.’
OFSTED, March 2023
At Muxton Primary School, all staff are committed to the protection and safeguarding of all children in our care.
If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of any child, do not delay in reporting your concern to any of the following members of staff who are the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) in our school:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jenny Pritchard (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Howard Auckland (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Ann Davies(Assistant Headteacher / SENCO)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Jordan Leech (Year 5 Teacher)
If your concerns are about the conduct of an adult, including any member of staff, please report immediately to a DSL or call direct to:
Family Connect 01952 385385
For further information, please refer to the following policies:
Also the whistle blowing policy here:
Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership
Muxton Safeguarding Voice (MSV)
Muxton Safeguarding Voice (MSV) is a children’s safeguarding board made up of children in Years 5 and 6. They work to embed a strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school.
Our MSV members work as a team of leaders and mentors who are visible and accessible to all children during break-times and lunchtimes. They talk to and advise children about how they can keep themselves safe and are there to talk to any children who have worries or problems.
MSV are mentored by Mrs Pritchard and Miss Leech so that they have the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns. They meet on a regular basis and often lead assemblies and workshops with other classes across the school.
Take a look at our MSV Charter:
Meet this year’s MSV members for 2023-2024!
My name is Viran and I am 10 years old. I love to draw, read, play my harmonica (which can get quite annoying) and playing with Rubik’s cubes.
I am very lucky because I am an E-Cadet and a member of the Muxton Safeguarding Voice. As a member of MSV, I can also help you with any emotional or physical problems you may have.
I will always support you if you ever need help so don’t be scared to ask an MSV member for advice.
Hi! My name is Sapphire (Saphy) and I’m a member of MSV.
I love helping and being kind. I like to do cheerleading at breaktime and lunchtime. Art is my best subject, followed by French.
I hope that I can be a great member of the team by helping people with any problems they have.
Hi. My name is Kunmi. I will be a good member of the MSV team because if anyone falls over or gets hurt, I will make sure you know where to get help.
We are going to be reminding everyone how important it is to be kind and keep safe.
Hello, my name is Caleb. I like playing guitar and my favourite song artist is Drake. I can be a good influence on younger children and potentially year 6 pupils. I hope I can make the school a better place. More of my hobbies are playing video games, exercising, playing with sticks and more.
I have my own opinions and I respect other beliefs and opinions. I am delighted to become an MSV (Muxton Safeguarding voice) and follow my brother’s footsteps.
Hi, my name is Morgan and I’m always happy to help!
As your new MSV, I can speak to you or an adult if you are to scared or shy to go and do it yourself.
Three things I like doing are; being kind to people, making people laugh and being the person you can always talk to.
Last but not least, I love being an MSV because it helps me with my social skills.
Hi, I’m Reuben and I love to do sports like football and I love English and Reading too. I am always considerable when I win a football match or an English battle or TT Rock Stars.
I am a great influence to the younger children and act like a role model. I really think I can help this school be a kinder and better place. I will always help a child in need, even in my own time.
Hi, my name is Kaia and I’m delighted to be one of the MSVs. You can come to me if anything is wrong, or I can tell a teacher if you are too scared.
Three things about me:
I like making people happy.
I also like making people laugh.
I am kind, helpful, funny and always happy.
MSV are currently focusing on the following areas in their work:
Ensure that all children in school recognise MSV members and understand how the team can help to keep them safe.
Ensuring that our school promotes equality and diversity and that everyone understands how the Equality Act promotes protected characteristics
Through key stage and class assemblies, ensure that all children and staff in school are clear about how we prevent bullying in our school community, including cyber-bullying.
Ensure that children understand that children may be subject to different types of abuse – physical, emotional and sexual – and the importance of speaking out to stay safe.
See the link to our internet safety newsletters on our computing page:
Please see the latest information and guidance:
E-Safety from Richard Fitzwarine-Smith
Can you remember what SMART stands for? If a member of staff asks you and you can name all 5 words as well as explain what they mean then you’ll earn yourself a dojo!
Internet safety is extremely important at Muxton Primary School. We have security measures in place, which are monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material.
Try this quiz to see how ‘online SMART’ you are.
Lessons are taught from Year 1 upward explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe when using the internet and working with technology.
Parental help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People.
National Agencies and where to report a problem
Think U Know – Advice for Parents, Teachers and Young People and teaching resouces.
CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – Homepage and report abuse button.
Childnet – Guidance for Parents, Teachers and Young People.
Internet Watch Foundation – Report illegal content
UK Council for Child Internet Safety – UKCCIS
Virtual Global Taskforce – VGT homepage
CBBC – Guidance for all.
Links for Parents and Carers
Ask About Games – Advice on computer gaming and how to apply parental controls.
Early Years E-Safety – Help introduce young children to the idea of internet safety.
Get Safe Online – Advice and guidance on safety online.
Yahoo Safety Tips
TeacherTube – Video sharing website.
Edublogs – Blogging in schools.
Easywhois – Useful website to check who registered / owns a website.
All About Explorers – Teaching children to evaluate reliability of online information.
That’s Not Cool – Advice on digital relations for KS3 / KS4
Windows Family Safety – Set up Windows safety controls
Muxton e-cadets are a team of e-safety ambassadors made up of children in KS1 (Minis) and KS2 (e-cadets). Led by pupils, the e-cadets act as the peer mentors who convey important e-safety messages and train their classmates through a series of curriculum based activities.
Each e-cadet has access to the e-cadets website where they are given the information, resources and guidance to help them plan, organise and deliver e-safety lessons on a variety of themes.
Our e-cadets are visible around school and are available for children to talk to about their e-safety issues or concerns. When an e-cadet feels unsure or needs further information , the website also provides an instant messenger facility which supports the e-cadets in answering any questions they may have.
The team are mentored by Mrs Sykes and through regular meetings, the e-cadets are given the skills and knowledge to enable them to confidently lead sessions where the aim is to inform and raise awareness of the importance of e-safety.
Their first challenge was to create an e-cadet promise to outline the aims of the team and demonstrate their commitment to the initiative.
Emotional Health & Well-Being
BEAM is a local service to support emotional health and well-being and is run by The Children’s Society. It is a drop-in service for children and young people from 0 – 25, their parents and carers.
Bee U Emotional Health & Well-Being Service
Bee U exists to help children and young people to be resilient and to have a positive sense of emotional health and well-being. Please follow the link below to see the range of services, advice and support which is available.
The Children’s Sleep Charity
We understand how difficult life can be when your child has a sleep issue. Our aim is to support families to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials. We use a behavioural approach to sleep and work in partnership with families, we know that you are the expert on your child.
We will bring you the latest news about what is happening around the country and how you can access support.