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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust




Keeping our Children Safe, Happy and Cared for


At Bearbrook Combined School and Pre-school, all Staff and Governors passionately believe in the importance of keeping all children safe, healthy and happy.

We do this by

  • Providing a safe environment for children to learn

  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action

  • Working in partnership with parents and families.


We will also:

  •  Listen to our children and take seriously what they tell us

  •  Prevent unsuitable people working with children through rigorous safer recruitment practices

  •  Ensure that every stakeholder and all personnel working in or around the school at any time, are fully conversant with safeguarding procedures

  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice

  • Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare, and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe

  • Consult with wider agencies including Early Help initiatives (Family Support Services, CAMHs, Health etc.) or Children's Social Care services. Parental permission will always be sought before contacting agencies unless we have concerns that a child may be at immediate risk of significant harm.

  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved with providing services for our children.


The Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Team has laid down the procedures, which we follow, and the school adopts a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.  


If you want to know more about our procedures or policies, please speak to the headteacher or designated persons listed below:

  • Marcus Faulkner – Headteacher (Bearbrook Combined School and Pre-school, Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Emma Wixted – Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person (Bearbrook Combined School)
  • Sue Roberts - Mental Heath Lead & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person (Bearbrook Combined School) 
  • Shahara Taylor - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person (Bearbrook Pre-School Leader)


Contact Details: 01296 488331 or