‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The designated safeguarding lead is vigilant in his oversight of any child protection issues. Records of any safeguarding concerns are of high quality and detailed. Staff receive suitable safeguarding training and so they are able to recognise the signs when pupils’ welfare may be at risk. Senior leaders ensure that all the necessary checks on staff are carried out thoroughly before they are appointed. Staff work sensitively with parents and external agencies to monitor and support vulnerable pupils. As a result, these pupils receive the help and protection they need.’
Ofsted – 2019
St. Luke’s takes Safeguarding very seriously and has an extensive range of strategies for keeping children safe. These strategies extend to all who work in or with the school.
- The Senior Designated Officers for safeguarding are: Mr Mark Cahill and Miss Kealey Sherwood.
- The Governor for safeguarding is: Mr Mark Wadeley-Jones
- The Deputy Safeguarding Officer is: Mrs Bridget Sharratt
The Senior Leadership Team and Chair of Governors have completed training in safer recruitment and implement rigorous recruitment processes for all posts connected to the school.
Worried about a child’s safety?
If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child worried about your own safety, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and give as much information as you can.
St Luke’s is a wonderful place; is a school full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school.
Kealey Sherwood, Headteacher