At Rode and Norton St Philip School Federation we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary pre-employment and DBS clearances to enable them to work with children.
We also have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the designated Child Protection Officers (CPOs) within school. These staff are Georgina Muxworthy (Headteacher), Kim Slade (Assistant Headteacher) and Vicky Philips (Senior Teacher).
We follow the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our CPOs, parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of the legal duty to safeguard our children may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
The safeguarding team are:-
Designated Safeguarding Lead or DSL Norton St Philip – Vicky Philips
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead or DDSL Norton St Philip – Georgina Muxworthy
Designated Safeguarding Lead or DSL Rode – Kim Slade
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead or DDSL Rode – Georgina Muxworthy
Safeguarding Governor – Iestyn Lewis
For associated policies, please visit the policy page on our website, and see below for links to guidance and information.