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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Child Protection & Safeguarding at Furze Platt Senior School

The wellbeing and safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. As such, we take all safeguarding and child protection issues very seriously.

We are committed to ensuring the welfare of all students and require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

The school will not tolerate any discriminatory, rude, aggressive or threatening behaviour to any staff, students or any member of our wider community.

Prior to employment all staff (paid or voluntary) are DBS checked for their suitability to work with children and young people. For more information on the Disclosure Barring Service click here.

All staff at the school are provided with mandatory ‘initial’ safeguarding training when they join the school. This is then followed up with annual ‘refresher’ training. Both initial and refresher training sessions cover roles and responsibilities of staff, signs to look out for and what to do in the event of a concern. All safeguarding training is led by the Designated Safeguarding Lead or one of the Deputy Headteachers. Staff also complete online 'Safeguarding in Education' every two years.

The school ensures that all staff have read both the DfE’s guidance and the school’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Laura Lewis (Deputy Headteacher)

Contact details: email:  tel: 01628 625308 x127

The Senior Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (SDDSL) is:

Rebecca Lake (Deputy Headteacher)

Contact details: email:  tel: 01628 625308 x122


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:

Key Stage

Head of Key Stage


Head of Progress

Pastoral Manager


Andrew Wyles

(Assistant Headteacher)  01628 625308 x492


Joe Harrison

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Maxine Carpenter   01628 625308 x145


Annie Towell

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Sasha Gumbs

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Nic Jones   01628 625308  x295

Jemma Barney   01628 625308  x144


James Dollery

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Chris Djaelani

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Beth Harper  01628 625308 x164


Charlotte Ridgley 

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Larna Barney   01628 625308 x417


Pete Ging

(Assistant Headteacher)

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Kate Kalinowski

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Mary Pasa

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Andrew Colmer

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Bethan Stiles

(Assistant Headteacher)

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The Designated Teacher for Looked After Children is Laura Lewis (Deputy Headteacher)

Contact details: email:  tel: 01628 625308 x127


Please contact any member of our safeguarding team on 01628 625308 or via email at

All visitors to the school are required to sign in at Reception and to read our 'Safeguarding and safety information for all visitors' leaflet.