Like all other schools and colleges the Iona School has a responsibility to keep children safe, this may involve reporting any incidences where we feel children are at risk.  We practice safeguarding to a very high standard, please be assured that all our staff are thoroughly checked in line with the DfE ruling.  All volunteers have to go through a suitability checking procedure and are DBS checked.  All staff also receive a copy of Keeping Children Safe in Education Part One and receive regular safeguarding training to ensure a high standard is maintained.

For further information for parents and staff – Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019 – CLICK HERE

We also go to a high level to ensure that your children are safe online both with Share Aware lessons and discussions around safety.  We have an Internet Safety and Social Media Policy which gives parents lots of help on keeping children safe in the online world, and advise all our parents to read this.

If you have any concerns please contact one of our safeguarding team or if you wish to have an informal chat without raising a concern, please contact the School Business Manager.  We would always rather have any worries brought to us so that we can help.

Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Susanne Buergstein
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Eileen Hickman, Emma Stacey and Chantell Walker
Trustee with safeguarding responsibility: Martin Taylor

Safeguarding Policy can be found here
Internet Safety and Social Media Policy can be found here
Appendix to Safeguarding policy re COVID-19 here