Naphill and Walters Ash School




“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. ” – KCSIE 2022

Naphill and Walters Ash School is committed to all aspects of safeguarding.  We believe that all children have the right to be protected from abuse and harm.

The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under ‘Working Together to safeguard children 2018’ to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.

We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.  We ensure that anyone, paid or voluntary, who seeks to work in our school is safe to do so.

Our school  provides a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.

Cause for Concern

Our first priority is your child’s welfare and we are required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our pupils. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse.

If you are worried about a child’s safety please do not hesitate to contact any of the Designated Safeguarding Leads straight away.

Our Safeguarding Team:

The following members of staff are Designated Safeguarding Leads for Naphill and Walters AshSchool:

  • Miss K Gwynn (Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mrs J Lavender (Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Deputy)
  • Mrs S Chick (Pastoral Care and additional Designated Safeguarding Deputy)
  • The nominated safeguarding governor is Mrs D Bowman

They can be contacted via the school office, or by telephone on 01494 562813.

The Designated Teacher for looked after and previously looked after children is Miss K Gwynn.

The school’s child protection policy can be found below.  Further policies referenced in this document can be found under our policies section.





Safeguarding policies