At Attenborough School the safety and welfare of all of our pupils is pivotal to our WE CARE culture.  We have clear systems and processes in school to ensure all members of our school community understand their duties and responsibilities in safeguarding our pupils.  Our staff are committed to ensuring our pupils are safe, happy and nurtured.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mr Andy Chapman

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mr Andy Wallace

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We use MyConcern (an online reporting tool) to record logs or concerns about children which may contribute to safeguarding information.  These may include behaviour, attendance, information shared by parents etc.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers at an appropriate point, unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to their welfare. 

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child, please act without delay.  You can contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads in school.  If your concern is urgent, please contact the Military Police or British Forces Social Work Service (BFSWS)

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing

The team at Attenborough School understand that they play a vital role in nurturing and supporting our pupils to feel valued, nurtured and cared for.  We all also understand that there are times when children may need additional help, or support to ensure they feel safe, secure and happy both at school and at home.

If you feel like your child may need additional support, or you have a concern, please talk to your child’s class teacher.  We can offer a range of support depending on your child’s needs.  This may range from specific strategies applied in the classroom, or it may involve support from specialist colleague in our school or from our support agencies. Please speak to your child’s class teacher or a member of our team. We are always ready to listen and help because WE CARE.