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Two Mile Ash, Initial Teacher Training
St Marys Wavendon C of E  Primary School  Wafandun Lane                                              Eagle Farm South                                          Milton Keynes                                              MK17 7AA

01908 533284

07719 984088

Safeguarding is everybody's business. IFtL MAT is committed to ensuring that all our children and young people are safe and feel safe. The right to be safe for any member of the IFtL community is a non-negotiable and paramount.  Safeguarding and child protection is crucial and we are fully committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children and staff. IFtL and all the schools within the Trust must fully adhere to all safeguarding and child protection legislation, policy and procedures at all times and under any circumstances.

Any concerns at a Trust level will be referred to IFtL safeguarding Leads Kim Kemp or Sarah Bennett (CEO) and to the relevant designated safeguarding officers within each school for concerns pertinent to children within the school. IFtL fully adheres to all Safeguarding and child protection legislation and MKSCB requirements, including the Milton Keynes Whistleblowing Policy and procedures.

Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partner consists of three lead schools – Two Mile Ash in Milton Keynes, Ashmead in Aylesbury and Pen Green in Corby. The three lead schools work together and QTS is accredited by Two Mile Ash SCITT. The Lead schools employ their own ITT core teams.

Trainees are governed by the policies of the TMA Partnership and therefore the Inspiring Futures Through Learning Multi Academy Trust for their training programme.

If a situation arises with a child in their School Based Training setting, the policies of the school will be followed.

Should a situation arise with an employee of the school, the relevant policy for the situation would be applied. Eg if a trainee was accused of harassment, the investigation would be of the trainee and the IFTL policy would be used in collaboration with the school. If a trainee was the victim of bullying or harassment by an employee of the school, the school’s policy would be used.

Should any situation result in any form of investigation into the trainee, the SCITT policies will be followed in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team of the School Based Training setting.

If a situation arose involving the Core ITT team who are employed by the Lead School, their employer (the lead school) would investigate and follow their policies. TMA SCITT expect to be kept in full knowledge of any situation that invokes the application of HR policies for those employees.

Responsibility for Health and Safety lies with the provider of a venue for training including School Based Training. Therefore, while a trainee is in school, they should follow the school’s Health and Safety Policy.

When a trainee is processing data linked to their School Based Training, they should ensure they follow the school’s GDPR policy as well as the SCITT policy – this data may be processed for the contractual purpose of training to teach although much of it can be anonymised. Should a data breach occur, both the School and the SCITT should be informed.

All core ITT staff follow the IFTL GDPR policy and procedure and data breaches should be reported to the IFTL DPO as well as the Lead School DPO.

**Where it refers to IFtL, this includes TMA ITT, MKTSA, IFtL Core Team and all our IFtL Schools**

Across IFtL we all follow the trust-wide Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and each school also has its own Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy specific to its contextual safeguarding information and to directly meet the needs of their community and Local Authority. School-specific policies can be found on each school website.

In line with legislation and requirements, all IFtL staff trust-wide, including all core and executive team staff, ITT staff, school staff, governors/trustees and volunteers are required to read and understand the importance of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) - part one and annex A - document as a minimum requirement.

All staff receive regular training which includes KCSIE updates and must sign the IFtL signing agreement form (found in a tab further below on this page) to confirm they have received and read this document.

  • This includes PTA if registered as a charity.

The Keeping Children Safe in Education updated January 2021 full document and part one and annex A documents can be downloaded here:

Keeping children safe in education - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Safeguarding, Child and Adult Protection

Working Together 2018

Highlights that “all practitioners working in these organisations and agencies who are working with children and their families are subject to the same safeguarding responsibilities, whether paid or volunteer”.

The guidance also highlights that: ”charity trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefiting from, or working with, their charity, are not harmed in any way through contact with it”. This includes PTA if registered as a charity

Please click on the below links for more information:

What all staff must know

What staff have a duty to refer

What is an effective culture of safeguarding and what are the signs of successful safeguarding