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Safeguarding and Prevent



Safeguarding children is a core priority for all of us and we prioritise best practice in this regard at all times.


The school has two fully trained Level 3 Safeguarding Officers:

  • Mr Owen Wilder, Head Teacher - Senior Designated Officer.
  • Mrs Sarah Laws - Deputy Designated Officer.
  • Lucy Porter Goff - Designated Safeguarding Governor

In addition, all our staff have General Level 2 safeguarding training, which is updated every two years and we practice safer recruitment so that all our staff, volunteers and governors have an enhanced DBS check prior to working with our children.


If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding/child protection please come in and talk to a member of the above designated team. You can also find more information via the links at the bottom of this page. 


Prevent relates to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which came into force on 01 July 2015.


Since July 2015 there has been a duty on schools to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This is called the Prevent duty.


Prevent is part of the Government's counter terrorism strategy. Its aim is to stop more people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism in all its forms.

All our staff have been Prevent trained. Our designated Prevent Officer is Head Teacher, Owen Wilder.

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