Keeping Children Safe

It is so important to us that children at Windmill are safe at school (and feel safe too).

We have a strong culture of reporting concerns and problems, so children, staff, parents and visitors are encouraged to tell someone if they think something is wrong.

Our designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) are: Mr Gibbons, Mrs Coles, Mrs Dexter and Mr Millington.  You can find their contact information on the Useful Contacts page.

We have worked hard to ensure there is a strong culture of well-being and safety which helps children to be aware of potential danger and teaches them about risks and behaviours and actions that can help to keep themselves safe.

Our well-developed Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum (including Relationships and Sex Education and Online Safety) permeates throughout school and children testify to this.

We have regular site checks, frequent evacuation/lockdown drills and we ensure all our risk assessments and relevant staff qualifications are up to date.

Our computer network is very secure, with appropriate protection at Wide-Area-Network level, as well as Local-Area-Network monitoring by Senso, which reports directly to Windmill's headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Leads.

If you would like to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, you can find it in on the Community Academies Trust website.

There is also an addendum to the policy during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We work in close partnership with both Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board and Community Academies Trust Safeguarding Specialists to ensure our practice is excellent.