Bourne Grammar School takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and believes that the safety and wellbeing of children is of paramount importance.
Everyone who works with and comes into contact with children at Bourne Grammar School has a responsibility to keep them safe. All staff members receive safeguarding and child protection training which is regularly updated and the School follows robust safer recruitment procedures.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by the DfE (KCSIE, 2021) as:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children's mental and physical health or development
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact Mrs Ford on 01778 422288 option 2 or email: [email protected] and she will be able to direct your concern to our Designated Safeguarding Lead or our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. If your concern is regarding a child being in immediate danger, please call the Police (999).
Bourne Grammar School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mr M A Brunker (Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral)
Bourne Grammar School’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Mr S Chamberlain (Head of Year 7)
Mrs S L Shales (Head of Sixth Form)
Mrs M Ford (Student Manager)
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) takes lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection. They provide advice and support to staff about child welfare and child protection matters. They also contribute to the assessment of children and take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings. The Deputy DSLs are trained to the same standard as the DSL and supports them with their work to safeguard children.
The School's Safeguarding Policy can be found here.