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What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding legislation and government guidelines state that schools should take action to:

  • Protect children from maltreatment
  • Prevent impairment of children’s health or development
  • Enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
  • Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and more. Safeguarding resources for parents and students can be found on Firefly and below.

If you have a safeguarding concern or need to know more, contact the Safeguarding Team:
Email: Safeguarding Team
Tel: 01275 842606

A Guide to Wellbeing Support at Gordano

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy 2023-24


Meet the Gordano School Safeguarding Team:

Mr Jonathan Mailey
Strategic Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Charlotte Thomas
Child Protection Officer
Miss Katy Birkenhead
Child Protection Officer & Assistant Head of Biscay House

Miss Kylie Hayden
Child Protection Officer & Assistant Head of Lundy House
Mrs Nicola Curme
Child Protection Officer


Ms Jeanne Fairs
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Chantelle Thompson
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Mary Georgiou
Child Protection Officer & Assistant Head of Cromarty House
Miss Zoe Sewell
Assistant Head of Portland House


Mr Greg Garrett
Safeguarding Governor
Miss Keely Hodge
Child Protection Officer & Assistant Head of Year 7
Mr Connor Hance
Child Protection Officer & Assistant Head of Fitzroy House

Mrs Jess Snailum
Assistant Head of Shannon House