There can be no issue of greater importance to parents and carers, or to schools, than the safety of their children; safeguarding remains high on Ofsted’s agenda and will continue to do so.

 Ofsted adopts the definition of safeguarding used in the Children Act 2004 and in the Department for Education and Skills (now DfE) guidance document Working Together to Safeguard Children, which focuses on safeguarding and promoting children’s and learners’ welfare. This can be summarised as:

  • protecting children and learners from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development
  • ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • undertaking that role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Sara Bainbridge

Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Jack Cunningham

Deputy Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Online Safety Lead

Mrs Carly Matthews

Assistant Head Teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & SENDCO

Mrs Simone Duffy


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead