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Pastoral care and Safeguarding at BBIS

Safeguarding

BBIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 

We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

 

 

Safeguarding Leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jonathan Spinks

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Neil Best

Hilary Porritt

Joshua Coupland

Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at BBIS involves every member of staff promoting a positive learning environment, allowing children to thrive and develop their full potential. We use the 6 Rs as our foundation: Resilience, Risk Taker, Responsible, Relationships, Reflective and Resourceful. These provide a basis from which children can reflect and determine their own progress but also help the teacher guide the students in attaining a safe and happy environment. We desire for each child to be empowered to set personal goals and work toward them, and we offer a range of support to help them reach their goals and set new ones. We utilise various methods to help children. These might include peer support, counselling or reconciliation strategies, along with more specific help in the wellbeing of individual children, but might also just be a chat about what a child wants to discuss. As pastoral care and wellbeing are the foundation of a child’s development, we take a proactive approach by teaching PSHE (Personal Social Health Education).