Safeguarding

St Edward’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of its pupils. We make every effort to provide a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment. We seek to maintain a culture of openness where pupils and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.

A truly whole-school approach ensures that pupils’ learning and development are top priorities for all who care for them. The staff are attuned to the individual needs of the pupils. They are intuitive and nurturing in their approach. Consequently, pupils develop trusting relationships with an experienced and well-established team of staff.

Ofsted (2019)

Key Staff

Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Karen Thorne (Head of Pastoral Care)

Nominated Governor for Safeguarding:
Michael Tennant (Chairman of the Board)

Contact

The school has a dedicated email address for safeguarding concerns: safeguarding@melchetcourt.com
(Please note the account is monitored during term-time only.)

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding is effective. Staff are collectively committed to supporting pupils and providing effectively for their needs. Consequently, pupils feel safe and extremely well cared for.

Ofsted (2018)

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