Keeping Children Safe

It is so important to us that children at Windmill are safe at school (and feel safe too).

We have a strong culture of reporting concerns and problems, so children, staff, parents and visitors are encouraged to tell someone if they think something is wrong.

Mr Gibbons is our school's senior Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and he is supported by three other DSLs: Mrs Coles (Deputy DSL), Mrs Dexter and Mrs Peart (Assistant DSLs).  You can find their contact information on the Useful Contacts page. 

We have worked hard to ensure there is a strong culture of well-being and safety which helps children to be aware of potential danger and teaches them about risks and behaviours and actions that can help to keep themselves safe.

Our well-developed Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum (including Relationships and Sex Education and Online Safety) permeates throughout school and children testify to this.

We also have a comprehensive school Mental Health offer, that complements our Mental Health and Wellbeing policy.  These documents are stored in our online policies folder.

We have regular site checks, frequent evacuation/lockdown drills and we ensure all our risk assessments and relevant staff qualifications are up to date.

Our computer network is very secure, with appropriate protection at Wide-Area-Network level, as well as Local-Area-Network monitoring by Senso, which reports directly to Windmill's headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Leads.

If you would like to read our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, you can find it in our online policies folder. or, if that does not work, you can access the same policy without our school-specific information on the CAT website.

Please report concerns about child abuse to the school DSLs via telephone, email ( If you need to discuss confidential information, please arrange a meeting with us.

Alternatively, contact Family Connect directly:

We work in close partnership with both Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board and Community Academies Trust Safeguarding Specialists to ensure our practice is excellent.