We take our responsibilities to protect our children from all forms of abuse very seriously. Orchard Head has a specialist safeguarding team in place who our pupils know they can talk to if anything’s worrying them. If you’d like to speak to a member of the team, please call the office to make an appointment.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Joanna Carr, Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Joe Mitchell, Head of School, Kieron O'Toole, Assistant Headteacher, Emma Lightowler, SENCO, Dawn Higginson, Learning Mentor and Denise Miles, Senior Admin
Nominated Safeguarding and Vulnerable Children SPRB Member: Mr Tim Craven

We have several detailed policies to keep our children safe, and we also recommend some other organisations who may be able to help with any concerns – the links are below:

Keeping Your Child Safe Online