All members of our community are responsible for the well-being and safeguarding of our students. The safety and well-being of the children is the most important factor and all actions planned or taken must ensure that the children are safe and secure at all times.
At AIS we consider it our responsibility to safeguard the physical, emotional, social and mental well-being of all individuals within our school community. The Council of Internationals Schools (CIS) & International Primary School (IPC) safeguarding criteria has been implemented into the school policy at AIS.
AIS Student Well-being & Safeguarding (SWS) policy is divided into five sections;
- Protocol, (step-by-step guide) of actions & responsibilities required to be followed/taken when encountered with any SWS situation.
- What constitutes an SWS concern.
- Inhouse and external training to develop awareness and the skills required to identify or take action in an SWS situation.
- The identity and dignity of any person who might find themselves in an incident, will always be handled with compassion and discretion according to the GDPR regulations.
- The contact information of relevant safety officers in the school and external agencies.
Should any member of our community require support or guidance in sharing an incident with the AIS team, we encourage you to reach out to our Safeguarding Team:
|Jacquelene Da Silvaemail@example.com||+310208209091||Director & Safety Officer|
|Lena Brownefirstname.lastname@example.org||+310208209091||QCC & SST Coordinator|
|Griselda Cardosoemail@example.com||+310208209091||Confidentiality Rep|
|Sarah Fitzgeraldfirstname.lastname@example.org||+310208209091||Early Years Team Leader|
|Duke Moyoemail@example.com||+310208209091||Confidentiality Rep|
|Jelena Sitarfirstname.lastname@example.org||+310208209091||Upper Primary Team Leader & |
Staff Council Rep
|Elisha Pillayemail@example.com||+310208209091||Staff Council Rep|
At Amstelland International School we welcome children of all nationalities, beliefs, and cultures. The AIS team prioritises developing a close working relationship with our parent community and a large group of professionals who form our external student support team.
The Amstelland International School believes that the well-being of our students to be the most important aspect of their development and learning. Children are able to thrive academically once their pastoral needs have been cared for.
AIS believes in working in harmony with colleagues from around the world and benefiting from a wide range of knowledge and experience. It promotes respect, encourages collaboration, and sees students develop high levels of empathy and compassion. Differentiation is a common practice in our everyday teaching and learning. We strive to meet the needs of all our students. We believe children have special rights versus special needs.
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Please ensure that the class teacher is aware of your child’s medical problems and share any concerns you have with us. It is vital that medical/allergy problems are recorded on the pupil information sheet each year. We work hard to support pupils with medical needs. We have established a set of routines and forms to help us manage medicines in school. Parents will be asked to complete forms where a child has a medical condition that requires medication or changes to the school environment. If your child needs to take any medication at school, the container must be clearly labeled and all the appropriate forms must be completed. Pupils must not bring medicines to school without prior agreement with the school. Information with regard to head lice is available from the school office.
“We believe children have special rights versus special needs”
Jacquelene Da Silva