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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Bullers Wood School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance define safeguarding as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

The school adheres to the following DFE safeguarding documents:

  1. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  2. Keeping Children Safe In Education 2022
  3. The Prevent Duty 2015

The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Michelle German, Deputy Head Teacher






Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Marie Hemmings, Assistant Head Teacher,






Additionally each year group also has at least one trained first point of contact for students to approach regarding safeguarding concerns. This will normally be their Head of Year plus additional trained support staff.

Safeguarding First Contacts 2022/23

Year 7: Mrs Sara Lee, 

Year 8: Miss Sinead Buckingham,

Year 9: Mrs Emine Carter,

Year 10: Mr Sam Ayo,

Year 11: Mrs Jean Stevenson,

Year 12: Mrs Nicky Mitchell,

Year 13: Ms Grace Venton,

Additional Sixth Form safeguarding contacts:

Ms Kathryn Levey – AHT Sixth Form,

Ms Jane Haslett – Sixth Form Administrator,

For more information regarding how to support your child with regards to safeguarding and wellbeing, please go to: Safeguarding and Wellbeing – Bullers Wood GIrls (