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
For the Bridgwater & Taunton College 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.
If you have a concern about a child in school please report it to the key staff below or click on the ‘Report’ button:
Governor with Safeguarding Responsibility
Mrs Judy Watson
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
- Keeping Children Safe in Education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges September 2020
- Working Together to Keep Children Safe July 2018
- PREVENT Protecting Children from Radicalisation June 2015
This government website gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation:
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