From 20th March 2020, parents/ carers were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response – who absolutely need to attend.
Schools and all childcare providers were asked to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
This addendum of the IFtL and Olney Middle School Safeguarding and Child Protection policy contains details of our individual safeguarding arrangements.
Should you have concerns for the safety of any children, the Milton Keynes multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) will be running as usual. They have encouraged staff to work from home, where possible, but are still available on the normal contact numbers 01908 253169 or 253170. Should you have any concerns in schools, please contact Mr Palmer on the email address; firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also aware this may be a difficult time for the children, as they see the world go through all of the change and uncertainties. As always, we have the worry teacher available, and children can email the worry teacher with any concerns or worries. This is often used when children find it difficult to verbalize their fears, and has been a great source of comfort for some children over the years. This service will continue to be manned and children can contact the worry teacher on email@example.com. When the service is used, a member of staff will decide on the appropriate action depending on the need.
Mr A Palmer
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Olney Middle School
A very warm welcome to the Olney Middle School website.
My name is Glenn Young and it is my privilege to be the Headteacher of this excellent school.
We hope that as well as finding out information about our school, you will use this website to celebrate achievements and as a resource to further develop children’s learning.
I am always keen to impress how important it is that we continue to grow and develop this excellent school, never standing still and always looking to improve. It is always a pleasure to invite parents and visitors to our family school, and I look forward to this exciting time working together in partnership to achieve the best for all children.
The school ethos is one that every child through nurture, support and challenge will achieve their absolute best, both academically and socially. It is a fundamental part of our belief that children will not learn unless they feel safe and happy and we place as much emphasis on developing children’s emotional and social well-being as we do on their academic achievement.
At Olney Middle School we believe that positive behaviour in children stems from learning the core values. These core values are CARING:
By looking beyond our school, we know we have a responsibility to society for our children to become valuable citizens in the future, being fully prepared for later life including the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in Secondary School.
Enthusiastic children, excellent staff, memorable learning experiences, fun, inspiring and exciting lesson opportunities and a rich curriculum all contribute to our happy school. The School is proud of all members of the Olney Middle School community and the fact that providing the best educational experience for the children is at the heart of everything we do.
However, to find out for yourself please ask members of the school community or make an appointment to visit.
I look forward to welcoming you into our school.