“There are good systems in place to protect pupils and keep them safe.”

“…all concerns and allegations are robustly managed.”

“He (Head of Care) has forged strong relationships and transparent links with external safeguarding agencies”

“The systems for recruiting and vetting staff are clear and consistently applied.”

Ofsted 2016

Philpots Manor School has clear policies and practices which promote the safety and wellbeing of the students. The safety and Wellbeing of Students is a paramount concern.

The role of Designated Safeguarding Lead is fulfilled by the Head of Care. He is supported in this role by members of the management team including Head of Teaching and Learning and Deputy Care Coordinator. Together they meet on a weekly basis to review the issues within the school.

This meeting focuses on:

  • Any child protection issues
  • Wider safeguarding concerns
  • Monitoring of bullying
  • Monitoring of attendance
  • Health and wellbeing factors that impact or are likely to impact on young people.

This meeting allows for the identification of issues to be addressed and Early Help to be put in place to support the wellbeing of the students.

The team have developed close working links with local services. These have supported the development of the school policies to ensure they are in line with local policy and practice.

The boarding provision within school has an Independent Visitor in line with requirements of Standard 20 of the National Minimum Standards. We have 6 visits a year and these help to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our students in a safe and effective way.

For more information regarding specific policies please see website or ask:

  • The protection of Children
  • Behaviour Management including Anti-Bullying
  • Complaints, representations and compliments
  • ICT and E-safety


If you have any concerns and wish to discuss these, please do not hesitate in contacting Robert Bilik, Wellbeing Manager on 01342 810 268. Alternatively you can contact Lance Miles our Standard 20 visitor by using the form below to send him a message. This will go to our office reception inbox and be passed on to Lance.