We undertake rigorous checks on all staff and volunteers who work in our school and maintain a central record documenting these. Staff involved in recruitment and selection of employees are trained in safer recruitment, and all of our staff and volunteers undertake in-house Child Protection training.

Caroline Johnston and Charlotte Allmond, co-headteachers, are our Designated Safeguarding Officers and should be the first point of contact for any concerns around safeguarding and child protection. Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Lyn Hill (English Subject Lead); Jenny Alleway (Early Years and Key Stage One Lead); Becky Parsons (SENCo); and Lara Cook (School Business Manager).  All are available in school, by phone on (01235) 817744, or with an email labelled for their attention to office.3852@northbourne.oxon.sch.uk.  Paul Smith is our named governor with responsibility for safeguarding.

As part of our role to safeguard pupils, please be aware that, like all schools, we have a duty to share information with other agencies where there are any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child.

Our safeguarding policies listed below are all available on the School Policies & Procedures page, or in paper form through our school office, and give more information on this important aspect of our work.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare out of school, please speak to Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Allmond, one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads or contact the Oxfordshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 050 7666.