We take our responsibilities in this area extremely seriously; All adults who work in school are cleared through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) before they can start to work or volunteer. All our staff and governors receive regular training on child protection and safeguarding and we have a number of policies in the school that we adhere to in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all the children and staff in our school.
The school Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Luke Lording - Headteacher
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Teacher for Children in Care and previously in care
Hiedi Larter - Family Champion
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jen Wilks - Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Emma Foster - Learning Mentor
Rosalind Turner - Chair of Governors
Nominated Governor for Safeguarding
All can be contacted via the school office.
Please click below to view our Safeguarding Policy
Please click below to view our Covid - 19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures Addendum
ACT Early National Safeguarding Website Launched
A new national safeguarding website www.actearly.uk has been launched to help the public share concerns about a friend or a loved one who might be vulnerable to radicalisation.
It can be hard to know what to do if someone close to you is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could cause harm to themselves and others.
Research shows that family and friends are well placed to help spot the signs that someone might be vulnerable to radicalisation. Please do share this new safeguarding resource widely amongst your staff and school community.
Families and friends are encouraged to ‘ACT Early’ so their vulnerable friend or loved one can be safeguarded and get the support they need.
The ACT Early campaign aims to:
1) Increase awareness of the signs of radicalisation.
2) Increase understanding of, and confidence in, the referral process.
3) Increase awareness of further information and support.
4) Encourage referrals from concerned family and friends at an early stage.
5) Safeguard vulnerable individuals and others.
The site also details real life stories from individuals who have gone through similar experiences and have been supported and safeguarded away from radicalisation.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved. Hiedi Larter is the school's 'Operation Encompass Key Adult'.
Witnessing domestic abuse is distressing for a young person, who can often see the abuse, see a parent's injuries or distress afterwards, hear it from another room or be physically hurt trying to stop the abuse.
Further information can be found here:
Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
As a school we:
- create online safety policies and procedures that will help mitigate risk and respond to concerns
- ensure teachers have the knowledge to teach students about e-safety
- provide advice on using social media and live streaming
- support and include parents and carers by sharing helpful advice and resources
- review and update our online safety provision on an ongoing basis.
Please click on the icons below for safety information on popular apps and websites.
Our anti bullying policy can be found here.
Information for parents on how to respond to a bullying incident can be found below.