Our commitment to Safeguarding
Bathwick St. Mary Church School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. In line with our safeguarding policy and statutory guidance, we have clear procedures in school for responding to any concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
The school is secure during the school day so all visitors are asked to report to the main entrance. Please be mindful that for everybody’s safety, identification procedures will be carried out: a copy of which are displayed by the office for your information.
All members of staff are vetted against national safeguarding procedures before being allowed to work in school. At least one member of every interview panel has undertaken safer recruitment training to ensure that best practices and all necessary checks are carried out.
For more information, please review our Safeguarding policies below or please speak to our Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, Kevin Purkiss.
The government publication Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016 can be viewed here
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare or worried they are being abused, please contact one of the safeguarding team in school. These are listed below. Alternatively, you can make direct contact with the Local Authority via the link below
- Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust Safeguarding Policy 2018
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
The Safeguarding Team at Bathwick St Mary Church School
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – Head Teacher, Kevin Purkiss
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Deputy Head Teacher, Claire Rigby
- Safeguarding Governor – Ben Jenkins.