Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and wellbeing of every child is at the centre of every decision we make.
If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of children, please speak to the staff members listed below.
Mr Wiley is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children (LAC).
Mr McLean is the Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Miss Downing is the Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Miss Forbes is the Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead.
Mr Jonathan Gordon is the Designated Governor for Safeguarding and Looked After Children (LAC).
Our Safeguarding team (school staff only) hold monthly meetings to share information about children in our school, discuss any concerns that we have and to ensure our practise is up to date, effective and meets the needs of our children.
All members of the Safeguarding Team have completed Core Level 3 Safeguarding Training, which is refreshed annually. Other training has also been completed, including Child Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Violence.
External Support and Challenge
As part of our continuous drive to ensure that we keep all children safe, we have procured the services of Pete Davies, Education Safeguarding Consultant. This provides us with:
- Supervision of the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection, which includes the supervision of Child Protection files;
- Training for staff and the Governing Body;
- A school audit and an audit of Child Protection files;
- Support and guidance; and
- Internet safety presentations for staff, pupils and parents.
We also complete an annual safeguarding audit for the Local Authority and receive a follow-up visit from the Local Authority Safeguarding Officer to ensure our practice is up-to-date and effective.