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Coronavirus information

Correct as of: June 2021



Response to Coronavirus

The way our academies are currently operating in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) is fundamentally different to business as usual; however, there are a number of important safeguarding principles that remain the same:


  • with regard to safeguarding, the best interests of children must always continue to come first
  • if anyone in a school has a safeguarding concern about any child they should continue to act and act immediately
  • a DSL or deputy should be available
  • unsuitable people are not allowed to enter the children’s workforce and/or gain access to children
  • children should continue to be protected when they are online


Our processes in response to COVID-19 will not weaken our approach to safeguarding or undermine our policy. Where one of our academies need to collaborate and children and/or staff from multiple settings are clustered in one place, the principles in KCSIE and our guidance continue to apply. In particular, the academy that is acting as the hub in the cluster should continue to provide a safe environment, keep children safe and ensure staff and volunteers have been appropriately checked and risk assessments carried out as required.


The CEO will monitor government guidance and ensure headteachers and DSLs are informed of any information which will enable them to keep children and staff safe:


You can access SHINE’s revised child protection policy in light of COVID-19 and our individual academies policies via:


Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School:


Langold Dyscarr Community School:


Ranskill Primary School


Scotholme Primary and Nursery School


Whitemoor Academy (Primary and Nursery)