Safeguarding is at the forefront of all that we do. We have a Safeguarding Policy which outlines our commitments to safeguarding across the Yavneh Schools. In addition, we also have our Child Protection Policy, which is reviewed at least annually by the Trustees. Both policies are available to read at the bottom of this page.

It is the responsibility of every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor to our schools to ensure that they carry out the requirements of these procedures and, at all times, work in a way that will safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our pupils. All staff and governors benefit from regular training, including sessions on INSET days as well as twilight CPD. Staff also receive regular updates on Safeguarding from the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

The Yavneh School constantly endeavours to maintain an ethos where pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and are safe. Pupils should feel able to talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something. Throughout our curriculum we provide activities and opportunities for pupils to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. This also extends to include material that will encourage them to develop essential life skills.

At all times we work in partnership and strive to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and colleagues from other agencies. Those with particular roles and responsibilities for safeguarding at the Yavneh Schools are detailed below:

Rabbi Andrew Davis – Designated Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Headteacher
Mr Matt Kendler – Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead, Assistant Headteacher & Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Helen Chweidan – Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead, Key Stage 3 Pastoral Manager
Mrs Cheryl Spelman – Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead, Key Stage 4 Pastoral Manager
Mrs Lisa Tredler – Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENDCO