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Safeguarding

At Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School, the safety of pupils is our highest priority. Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility.

 

Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the school's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all pupils, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.

We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, pupils, parents/carers and visitors. We always listen to pupils and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns or queries. You will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Matt Drew (Assistant Headteacher), and the Child Protection Team includes Mrs Jo Last (DDSL) and Mrs Julie Harrison (DDSL).

We share information about concerns with agencies who need to know and involve parents/carers and children appropriately.

Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board http://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk

Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School has three main aims regarding Safeguarding and Child Protection:

 

  1. Prevention through the teaching and pastoral support offered to the pupils within the whole school protective ethos.
  2. Protection by following agreed procedures, ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to Child Protection concerns.
  3. Support to pupils who may have been abused.
     

A Personal, Health and Social Education course runs within the tutorial programme and operates in all years with weekly lessons taken by the form tutor. It covers such areas as relationships, health and sex education, personal growth, study skills, as well as
contemporary social and moral issues. The course is continually being reviewed and developed.

 

For more information our Wessex Learning Trust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available below as a PDF document.

A ‘Wessex Learning Trust’ Academy Registered address: Station Road, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3AQ
A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England Company number 7348580

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