Safeguarding children describes the actions we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. We believe that safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and that everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.
We define safeguarding as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment of any kind
- Preventing impairment of children’s development
- Ensuring that children are provided safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
We ensure this through safer recruitment practices, Child Protection Officer monitoring, annual staff training, pastoral care programs and monitoring of students. Clear, mandatory reporting guidelines are in place within AISPP.
AISPP is committed to working with the community, agencies and schools globally to uphold student safety and wellbeing.
Any concerns may be reported directly to the Deputy Head or Head of School.
Behaviour and Anti-Bullying
Our responsibility to the community is to have a behaviour and discipline policy that is consistent throughout the school and that promotes learning, values and safety.
We encourage pupils to achieve in a learning environment where self-discipline is promoted and good behaviour is the norm. We believe pupils will achieve their full potential in a happy, stimulating and ordered school environment.
Our aim is
- To create an ethos that makes everyone in the school community feel valued and respected.
- To promote good behaviour by forging sound working relationships with everyone involved with the school.
- To promote self-discipline and proper regard for authority among pupils.
- To prevent all forms of bullying among pupils by encouraging good behaviour and respect for others.
Essentially at AISPP staff have a right to teach and students have a right to learn in a safe environment, focussed upon being responsible members of the community.
Any concerns should be directed to the classroom teacher.
Issues and Concerns
AISPP provides an excellent education and school personnel work very hard to build positive relationships and have clear lines of communication with all parents. In so doing, complaints or issues are kept to a minimum.
We take any concerns or issues seriously, and we deal with them professionally following set procedures. We believe complaints need to be resolved as quickly as possible, but in some cases, we need to establish whether the issue brought to our attention is a complaint or an actual concern. In such cases, many issues can be resolved informally without the need to invoke formal procedures.
A concern (Stage 1) is “an expression of worry or doubt over an issue considered to be important for which reassurances are sought.” A complaint (Stage 2) is best defined as “an expression of dissatisfaction however made, about actions taken or a lack of action.”
Parents are always encouraged to remain in constant communication with the classroom teacher and approach them directly regarding any concerns or issues.
In the second instance, please contact the front reception administrator or admissions officer for support in dealing with your issue, concern or complaint. If the matter cannot be resolved, it will be directed to a senior member of staff.
It is our policy that all children should wear a school uniform when attending school or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. AISPP believes that our uniform is an important aspect of our school’s identity and is an integral part of our community. We believe that the uniform encourages a sense of unity and respect, and we hope all students will wear their uniform with grace and a sense of pride.
On health and safety grounds, we do not allow children to wear jewellery in our school, with the exception of studded ear rings for girls, or a watch. The school does not permit children to have extreme haircuts. For reasons of health and safety, we ask all parents with children with long hair to tie back their child’s hair so that it is away from the child’s face. We require all children to wear the types of shoe described in the uniform list, as per the activity or event.
We ask all parents who send their children to our school to support the school uniform policy.
We believe that parents have a duty to send their children to school correctly dressed and ready for their daily schoolwork.
Any uniform queries can be directed to the admissions office, front desk reception or the class teacher.
AISPP complies with international Personal Data Protection standards relating to the collection, use, disclosure and security of your personal data.
This recognises your rights to access and correct your personal data held by the school as well as the needs of the school to collect, use and disclose your personal data for the legitimate purposes.
You have the right to request to access and/or correct the personal data held about you and your child by the school, and the school shall respond to such requests as soon as reasonably possible. The School will ensure that your personal data is always secure by implementing appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying or modification of your personal data, in particular when the processing of data involves third parties.
Any enquiries regarding data and data protection can be addressed to the front office reception.
Personal data that is collected about you and your family (including you and your child’s identity documents, contact details, date of birth, marital status, medical information and bank information) may be collected, used, disclosed or processed for purposes including but not limited to:
- determining eligibility for enrolment at the school
- assessing, monitoring, reporting on student progress
- monitoring students’ use of ICT to ensure compliance with the schools’ acceptable use policy
- responding to your questions and feedback
- application to the relevant education authorities for relevant approvals or student passes for enrolment at the school
- teaching or activities through field trips, concerts and performances, co-curricular activities or inter-school activities
- providing academic references or educational history to any third party
- billing and finance
- supplying goods and services to parents and students which the school or third parties on behalf of the school may offer, including but not limited to transport services, food services, or travel services
- using photographs, videos or sound recordings of students in school publications, website or other external media