Safeguarding and Child protection policy (RHT) – here is our Trust wide policy on Safeguarding.

Keeping Children Safe in Education, Part 1 – this document sets out the school’s statutory duties to keep children safe at school.

Keeping children safe in education 2023 ( 

Safeguarding is taken extremely seriously at West Buckland School and is the responsibility of all adults including staff, governors, visitors and parents. If you have a concern about a child, please speak to one of the school’s trained safeguarding officers.

  • Mr Cameron Mann, Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mr Steven Bate & Miss Lisa King, Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Alternatively, if you are concerned that a child may be at risk or that you are struggling looking after your child please phone Somerset Direct, 0300 123 2224, who will be able to talk through your concerns with you.

Sexual Abuse & Harassment
As a Multi Academy Trust we have worked collectively to tackle this issue. Please see our full position statement here: Sexual Abuse Position Statement

All visitors to the school should report in the first instance to the school office and to sign in. They are expected to read and comply with the school’s safeguarding requirements.

Safeguarding Leaflet for Visitors

All new appointments are made by a panel, at least one member of which is trained in Safer Recruiting.

‘Prevent’ Duty
All school staff have been trained in their statutory duty to prevent radicalisation. Further information for parents can be found here.

Medicines in School
If your child needs to have medicine, either prescription or ‘over the counter’, you should hand this in at reception and complete a permission form, available from the reception area.

Online Safety
Children regularly learn about keeping themselves safe online and about the appropriate use of mobile phones through the taught curriculum and assemblies. These messages are constantly reinforced through our behaviour policy and through informal conversations. The following websites provide support and information for parents.

For further support for parents, children and families, please contact Wellington Children’s Centre or GetSet Wellington Children’s Centre – 01643 700030 or email getset-westsomerset&

Our Curriculum
Our Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) curriculum follows the 1Decison resources scheme which is a Kitemark assured programme of study for both PSHE and SMSC. Through this programme children also cover Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) as well as e-safety. With their approach of prevention over cure, through this scheme we aim to teach and support children making the right choice. With its interactive, video based resources, 1Decison provides us with a flexible approach allowing plenty of discussion.  

Record Keeping
We use CPOMS to log all behaviour and safeguarding incidents.