Safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For the Safeguarding and Child protection policy please click here

We work in partnership with parents and external agencies to ensure that the students achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution to both their learning and wider community.

On rare occasions we may have concerns about a student and this may mean that we have to consult with external agencies.  We follow the Department of Education Safeguarding guidance and work within their framework and good practice guidelines.

Key Staff

If you have a concern about a child in school please report it to the key staff below or click on the ‘Report’ button:

Matt Clinkard

Matt Clinkard

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Gemma Glentworth

Gemma Glentworth, Assistant Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Teresa Priest, Head of Year 7

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jonathan Belcher, SENCO

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Other trained staff

Rob Mitchell (DDSL)

Governor with Safeguarding Responsibility

Mrs Judy Watson                                 

Report

If you are concerned that a child may be at risk or that you are struggling looking after your child please phone Somerset Direct, 0300 123 2224, who will be able to talk through your concerns with you.

For support on child exploitation see https://www.escapeline.org.uk 

The Somerset Safeguarding Children's Partnership website http://www.sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk has useful information for children and young people, parents and carers, and anyone working with children.

Department of Education Publications

This government website gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation:

Online Safety

Please click here to access a useful link on the dangers of online streaming.

For general advice on online safety support available from O2 and NSPCC https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc 

Extensive online safety advice for parents from South West Grid for Learning (SWGFL) https://swgfl.org.uk/audience/parents 

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers