Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment - and that we all feel safe in our environment.
At Phoenix, safeguarding is given the top priority and we recognise that this is the responsibility of everyone and all adults have an important role to play.
We are committed to multi-agency working, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for all of the students at The Phoenix Collegiate.
All staff at Phoenix have accessed regular safeguarding training, including any new recruitments to the school as part of the induction process. All staff, governors, students and volunteers undertake an enhanced DBS check and staff DBS details are kept in a Single Central Record in school.
All adults (staff and visitors) in school are required to wear Phoenix Collegiate Identification Badge, and all visitors must sign in at the school office, where they will be required to read a copy of the visitor code of conduct.
Mrs C Wilde (Assistant Head teacher)The Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Wilde (Assistant Head teacher)
Mr J Samuel (Assistant Head teacher)The Designated Safeguarding Deputy
Mr J Samuel (Assistant Head teacher)
Mr L Pepper (Chair of Governors)The named Governor for Safeguarding
Mr L Pepper (Chair of Governors)
We believe that it is important to make children and young people aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable, and our PSHE and curriculum supports children in recognising when their personal safety is being compromised. The school also signposts access to support for students, by displaying contact telephone numbers within their planners.
We are an Operation Encompass School which means that we have close links with the police to enable us to support our students.