Channels of Communication Sequence (academic and pastoral):
There are Designated Safeguarding Leads across the School community:
All DSLs and Deputy DSLs are trained to the same level, and Senior and Prep DSLs may deputise in the case of absence across the school, as required.
We have strong pastoral structures within the school, as above, with the additional layer of support provided by our Counsellor, Mrs Tracey Boothby. Reverend Nicholas Sissons also lends a key support from a spiritual, emotional and pastoral perspective.
Colleagues work together to ensure that the best and most appropriate levels of support are sought and put in place for individuals in need of help or guidance, both pastorally or from a safeguarding perspective.
The School also has two designated Safeguarding Governors, Mrs Anne Watson and Dr Nigel Bickerton, who work closely with the pastoral team and monitor the School’s pastoral and safeguarding arrangements.
We are extremely grateful for the time they afford the School as ‘critical’ friends in this capacity. Both attend training and update sessions to keep themselves abreast of requirements and developments in safeguarding matters.