Bowmandale Primary School takes safeguarding very seriously. If you want to raise a concern you can speak to Mrs Dunstan, Miss Turner, Mrs Joy or your child's class teacher who will pass on your concern.
Mrs E Dunstan (Head Teacher)
Miss L Turner (Deputy Head Teacher)
Mrs Y Joy (Learning Mentor)
Mrs E Dunstan (Head Teacher)
Miss A Brewster (Computing Subject Leader)
Mr N Towers (IT Technician)
Barton and Winterton Sure Start Children Centres provide services for all children and young people and their families. All Sure Start Children's Centre activities are free to all families unless stated and activities are inclusive to all children and young people including those who have a disability or additional needs. Contact details can be found on our SEND page.
North Lincolnshire Council provides a family information service which offers information, advice and assistance to families in North Lincolnshire who need support finding childcare, help with childcare costs, finding positive activities and a wide range of other issues related to every day family life.
The Bowmandale Buddies are specially trained Year 5 and 6 pupils who act as role models and mentors on the playground.
Please may we say a huge thank you to our local Spar shop who have kindly donated a new 'Buddy Bench' for the school and a wooden arch to form the entrance to our new school garden that is currently being developed. Our Buddies are delighted with the new bench and are especially impressed that it is painted to represent the team colours of all 5 House Teams.
On Monday 6th November, Mrs Joy and the Buddies did an assembly about the bother box. We talked about what we should put in the bother box and what we should not. We also did a story called the backpack story in which Bob got weighed down because he was worried. Finally, we played a song.
When we did buddy training we learnt about different types of bullying. We also acted out different types of bullying and learned how to help someone when they are getting bullied. We were also taught how to help someone when they are sad and lonely. After that we filled in a buddy booklet which had some activities for us to do inside of it. We learned about the importance of sharing and how to help and support young people.
In part 2 of buddy training we did a game where we got into partners and one person acted out something and the other person wrote down what the other person was acting out and we made a poster about the buddy rules. We also got to know a bit about each other.
On Friday 24th of June 4 buddies named Julia, Jade, Fiona and Tyra-Jo went to the conference in Scunthorpe where we took part in different activities with different schools. The buddies attended various workshops on different safeguarding themes. Some the activities that the buddies did were:
We had lots of fun and we enjoyed working with different schools to solve problems.
On Friday 7th of October Fiona, Megan, Ellie and Emily went to a Buddy Conference to learn about staying safe on line. We learnt lots about online safety with many different schools. While we were there we had hot chocolate and biscuits. We first split into different groups and discussed online safety. Then we talked about different kinds of social medias and how to be safe on them. We played a game called heads and tails where you had to predict whether it was heads or tails. We had so much fun doing lots of activities.
By Fiona and Megan
At Bowmandale Primary School we are pro-active in educating our pupils about online issues, teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills needed to enable them to remain safe when using the internet and related technologies in and beyond the classroom environment. Online safety is embedded within our curriculum, practices and online presence, and we continually look for new opportunities to promote online safety. You can download the online safety guides the school has produced and follow the links to some informative websites below.
Families can visit the updated Thinkuknow website at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre where you can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
ParentInfo is a web service provided by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). They publish articles to help parents with issues currently affecting children and young people online and in their lives at home and school.
The information below links directly to the 'Primary' feed of the ParentInfo website.
Safeguarding and online safety documents can be found on our documents page.
We produce Safeguarding and E-safety Newsletters to keep everyone informed about good practice and new developments. Safeguarding is a shared responsibility and these newsletters reflect the variety of work taking place across the school.
Safeguarding and E-safety newsletters can be found on our newsletters page.