At Copp, the safety, security and happiness of our children is paramount and we adhere strictly to safeguarding guidelines as laid out by Lancashire County Council. We ensure that our school is a happy, safe place, where children can develop to their potential. Staff are trained regularly in all aspects of safeguarding and adhere to Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.
We encourage a positive growth mindset and excellent behaviour, including behaviour for learning. Every class has a Copp Learning Ladder, which children strive to climb in order to receive a Top Copp Card. Our Behaviour Policy and ethos in school is rooted in our Christian vision: Let us love, not in word but in truth and action (1 John 3:18) and we promote a culture of understanding, forgiveness, reconciliation and starting afresh – every day is a new day.
Please see below our related policies.
In conjunction with Lancashire Police, Great Eccleston Copp CE Primary School is involved in a national initiative called Operation Encompass. Following a domestic abuse incident attended by Lancashire Police, at which children from our school are present, Lancashire Police will notify us of the incident prior to the start of the next school day. Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and worried. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that helps them to feel safe. Operation Encompass ensures that every school involved in the project has a member of staff (known as the key adult) who is trained to liaise with the police, when required, whilst ensuring support is available to the child. Our Key Adult is Ms. Andrea Loughran (Headteacher). She is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead.
As a school, we are committed to providing the best possible care and support for all our pupils and this is one way in which we can do this. You can find out more about Operation Encompass on the following link: