Julie Smith - Safeguarding Champion

My name is Julie Smith and I am the new Safeguarding Champion at Bank End School, I am new to the school this term and am really happy to be working with the children and families here at Bank End. I have been a class teacher for many years and now have decided to work with children & families in a different role as their Safeguarding Champion so I shall be talking to families about the importance of children’s attendance and making sure that all our children at Bank End are safe.

I am an outdoor teacher & forest school practitioner which means that I work outside with groups of children doing lots of exciting things which will help them in their classroom work and we will go outdoors even when it rains!

 I am looking forward to sharing some of my love for the outdoors with the children at Bank End School and I have already begun to work with small groups of children out in the school grounds.

If you see me out and about in the community on one of my home visits please say

 “ hello”!

Please click here to view our complete Safeguarding Policy

The happiness and care of our pupils is of paramount importance. We want every pupil to feel at home in their school; to know they are somewhere with people who care about them and are eager for them to learn.

We provide the very best pastoral care for pupils and teachers take the time to get to know each child so that they can provide them with the personalised support and care they need and deserve.

Our Designated Child Protection Officers are:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:
    Michelle Kelly

  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
     Julie Smith , Faye Bettison , Tina Hague , Jill Holt , Lisa Gagen 

Cause for Concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the School Safeguarding Officer(s) using a written proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible, as more often than not there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset, persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.


All lateness and absences are recorded by the School Administrative Assistants, Mrs Batty.Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continues, the school will refer to the Attendance Officer.

A child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly or are consistently late.  Safeguarding and child protection will be considered in all instances.

Internet Safety

It is very important that everyone stays safe whilst online. The internet is a great place to learn and communicate with other people. If you have any concerns about anything online please speak to a relative or teacher.

Useful Links

E-Safety - Keeping Safe Online

Specialist site for children aged 5 to 7 dealing with Internet and computer safety. 

Child Friendly Search Engines

Bullying UK 

ChildLine UK 

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Parentline Plus

Domestic Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Female Genital Mutilation


Online Abuse 

Prevent Strategy 

Sexual Abuse 

What to do if you are concerned a child is suffering from abuse





Online Safety is important, please report any concerns below:

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