Windlesham House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.
We believe that Windlesham House School should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and moral development of the individual child or young person.
We have a Safeguarding Policy, which includes a Child Protection Referral Chart and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare.
We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.
Designated safeguarding lead: Jonathan Farrer – firstname.lastname@example.org – 01903 874700
Deputy safeguarding lead: Richard Foster – email@example.com – 01903 874700
Responsible Governor: Martina Asmar – firstname.lastname@example.org- 01903 787398
West Sussex Local Safeguarding Children’s Board
LADO: Lindsey Tunbridge-Adams 03302 23339
MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub): 01403 229900
In 2018 Windlesham was awarded accredited AS Tracking status by MIND.WORLD Ltd and due to outstanding commitment to pastoral care that accredited status was maintained for 2019-2020.
Schools awarded AS Tracking accredited status joined a group of schools increasingly recognised amongst peers as beacon schools who are able to demonstrate proactive, targeted, evidence based pastoral care. These schools are exhibiting a shift in cultural mindset, equipping their teachers with a tool, language and strategies, moving pastoral care from reactive firefighting to nuanced, intentional pupil signposting.
Accredited status evidences that Windlesham House has met five STEER standards demonstrating outstanding AS Tracking implementation.
1. The quality and consistency of AS Tracking training and practice
2. The quality of data security and ethical use of AS Tracking
3. The quality of AS Tracking pupil assessment procedures
4. The quality of AS Tracking action planning, implementation and review
5. The quality of integration of the AS Tracking data within wider school system