Ofsted Inspectors say that there is a "culture of care" in our school. Pupils enjoy school; they feel safe and well cared for by their teachers.
Brightwalton School takes seriously its commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.
‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.' Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
The Governors have appointed Mrs Janet Patterson as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school and Mrs Anne Clarke is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The school will ensure that recruitment and selection processes reflect their commitment to safeguarding and all candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks where appropriate, along with other employment checks. All staff use CPOMS to record and manage safeguarding information and our policy document can be read below.