Heyford Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Vicky Wallington, Deputy Head of Secondary. Other staff trained in child protection are Steve Nicholson, Head of Secondary, Sarah Nickelson, Executive Head of Primary, Rob Marchant, Deputy Head of Primary, Anna Cranidge, Nursery Deputy Manager and Sallie Cliff, Student Well-Being Assistant. Heyford Park School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.
To promote a safe environment for students, Heyford Park School employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks. All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities ranging from basic awareness for all, to Level 2 for key staff. Other safeguarding training is attended by relevant staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL. All concerns are passed through members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ in school in compliance with the HM ‘sharing of information’ guidance March 2015. Staff are required to report any causes of concern to the school safeguarding team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up appropriately.
Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns shared as appropriate with parents/carers, Oxfordshire county council, Social Care and the school Safeguarding team. Heyford Park School works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
If you have any serious concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Heyford Park School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.
We work very closely with Oxfordshire Safeguarding Board, https://www.oscb.org.uk and report all serious concerns to the MASH. (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub).
Heyford Park School Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Vicky Wallington – Deputy Head of Secondary – Student Welfare 01869 232203 – Ext 307
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Sallie Cliff, Rob Marchant – Deputy Head of Primary, 01869 232203
EYFS Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jennifer Parkes, 01869 232203
Head of Secondary: Steve Nicholson, 01869 232203
Exectutive Head of Primary: Sarah Nickelson, 01869 232203