Richard Cloudesley School ensures that child protection procedures are in place so that every child who is a registered pupil is safe and protected. Our school makes sure the pupils feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to. We provide all our children with the necessary support to keep them safe and build their self-esteem and self-confidence. We endeavour to provide activities and opportunities in the curriculum that will equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe. At all times we work to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers, and colleagues from other agencies such as Health or Social Care (Children and Families within the Children and Learning Department).

The School provides a happy, secure environment in which mutual concern and respect are encouraged. Good discipline is maintained by explanation and by example. Everything the pupils do must be safe, sensible and considerate towards other people.


Within the school our Dedicated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Sophie Weir, Deputy Head. Concerns about the safety of a child should be reported directly to Sophie.

 She can be contacted via email at: 


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:


Natalie Fry, Assistant Headteacher. She can be contacted via email at: 


Caroline Brown, Assistant Headteacher. She can be contacted via email at: 


Lucy Hall, Head of Secondary. She can be contacted via email at:


Sarah Kelly, Business Manager. She can be contacted via email at: 


Michelle Nicholls, Head of Early Years. She can be contacted via email at:


Jonathon Vasquez, Senior Teaching Assistant.  He can be contacted via email at:


Atakan Karakas, Learning Mentor. She can be contacted via email at:


If you are worried about a child you can also speak to ChildLine by calling 0800 1111


Any concerns regarding female genital mutilation (FGM) should be reported first to the local police and then to the DSL.


The Safeguarding Policy can be found in our school policies page of this website.