Our Top Priority

The Blue Coat School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

No child should suffer harm, either at home or at School. Everyone who works in our School has a responsibility to make sure that all our pupils are safe. If you have concerns about a pupil at The Blue Coat School, no matter how small, you should discuss them with a Designated Safeguarding Lead as soon as possible.

 

The exterior of The Blue Coat School.

Our Commitment

In order to protect children, the School is committed to:

  • Creating an environment where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to children at risk of radicalisation

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms Sacha Benjamin-Coker

Deputy Head of Pre-Prep

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Gareth Morgan

Bursar

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Robbie Newman

Head of Prep and Second Master

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen West

Head of Pre-Prep and Academic Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lindsay James

Deputy Head of Prep

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Rosie Ayub

Head of Year 3 and Head of English

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Nicola Wingfield

Year Group Leader for Year 2

Three pupils sit in the Lighthouse with a member of the pastoral team.

A Holistic Approach

The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is everyone’s top priority at The Blue Coat School.

We ensure pupils are supported on every type of day through a collaborative support network including Form Tutors, Heads of Year, Pastoral Tutors and a dedicated Pastoral Team.

New pupils and pupils moving into Prep (Year 3), are also assigned a buddy to help with their transition. 

The Blue Coat School have also partnered with Bounce Together to perform termly wellbeing questionnaires for all pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 to monitor and measure our pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

Pastoral Care

Safeguarding Support Services

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

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