Safeguarding

Our first job is to ensure the safety of our children. Safeguarding is more than just 'keeping an eye'; it means being proactive in ensuring that the school community, in its entirety, operates in a way that ensures children are safe from harm and flourish, physically, emotionally and mentally. This does not mean that there should be complete avoidance of risk, indeed, understanding risk, quantifying it and being able to overcome it is a key part of learning. Obvious examples of this are outward bound activities.

Below are some key details and policies that help you understand how we go about safeguarding at West Ashton: 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Debby Huxham 

Deputy Appointed Persons: Alex Blake-Thwaite

The Child Protection and Safeguarding policy is in the policies section of this web site.

In the weekly staff briefing 'Safeguarding' is a recurrent agenda item, as it is at all Academy Council meetings.