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KRIII Newsletter – Friday 23rd September 2022
Dear parents, carers, families and friends,
The new school year is well underway and it's been lovely to see the children (and you!) returning to KRIII so happily
The children and adults have been really busy since they came back to school - the big news, of course, has been the arrival of Little Wandle as our new Phonics and Early Reading approach. I hope you'll have been able to attend the sessions for parents last week and this, but don't worry if you've missed them - we keep adding information to the website that we hope you'll find useful.
Our new Family Support Worker, Sheereen Bahadur, joins the team next Tuesday and is looking forward to meeting all of our families. She'll be with me on the gate on Tuesday morning, so please do say hello as you come in!
Earlier this week, I attended a meeting about Operation Encompass 'Information Sharing Platform', and we've been sent information to share with you about the scheme. Please do ask questions if you'd like to know more.
Building upon the national success of Operation Encompass (Police in all 43 forces in England and Wales sharing information with schools about children experiencing domestic abuse) Leicestershire police are expanding the information that they are sharing confidentially with the safeguarding leads in Leicestershire schools.
From the 19th of September 2022 they have began a phased rollout across the Police Force sharing with us incidents that they have attended where they feel there has been an impact upon a child’s physical, emotional or mental well-being.
We are thrilled the force has made this decision as this confidential information will help us to support and care for the children in our care even more effectively.
More information about Operation Encompass including their statement can be found on their website www.operationencompass.org
As part of the Operation Encompass Information Sharing Platform our Police Force will also share with the Designated Safeguarding Lead information about police attended incidents where they feel that there has been a tangible impact upon a child is physical, emotional or mental well-being.
This information is shared so that our school can better understand children’s living experience and can support, nurture and care for them more effectively.
Our DSL has attended a briefing about this information sharing and has disseminated information to the safeguarding governor and to all members of staff.
As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, just let us know. In the meantime, stay safe, well and smiling - have a lovely weekend!
Ms Harrison and the KRIII team