Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is of paramount importance and is everyone’s responsibility. 

It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor to our school to ensure that they carry out the requirements of this policy and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of the pupils at this school. This includes the responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. 

We recognise that staff at our school play a particularly important role as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating. All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members must always act in the best interests of the child. 

Our school will establish and maintain an ethos where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Children will be able to talk freely to any member of staff at our school if they are worried or concerned about something. 

All staff and regular visitors will, through training and induction, know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report this information. We will not make promises to any child and we will not keep secrets. Every child will know what the adult will have to do with any information they have chosen to disclose. 

Throughout our curriculum we will provide activities and opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. This will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills. 

We work in partnership and establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and Local Safeguarding Partners’ Procedures.  All recruitment practices are in line with Safer recruitment recommendations.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism and work closely with statutory and voluntary sectors to ensure we fulfill our safeguarding duties.

We are an Operation Encompass School. Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to ensure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Find out more here

Further information regarding the latest legislation that schools follow to keep children safe can be found below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

As a community we ensure our children and our families know how they can access support, should it be needed.

You can talk to these people about safeguarding issues:

  • Louise Saunders - Head Teacher
  • Colleen Partis - Deputy Head Teacher
  • Michelle Pape - Seafeguarding and Attendance Manager
  • Jenna Johnson- Burns - Assistant Head Teacher
  • Nicola Hindmoor - Safeguarding & Attendance Officer
  • Lexi Milburn - Assistant Head Teacher
  • Gemma Moodie - Assistant Heat teacher
  • Alex Wood - Assistant Head Teacher
  • Laura Spurr - Assistant Head of EYFS

The school governor responsible for safeguarding is Helen Gill.

At WISE Academies, you can also contact Mrs Zoe Carr, CEO.

Curriculum and policies

We adapt our curriculum and respond to local priorities in meeting our safeguarding duty.  You can view our curriculum from the menu at the top of the page.

The following safeguarding policies can be found in our policy section (follow link to policies):

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Uncollected children

Anti Bullying

Child Protection Supervision


Behaviour and discipline


Missing child in school

Intimate care

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Online Safety

Managing medication

Working together to Safeguard Children

ICT and acceptable use

SMSC Policy


Relationship and Sex Education