Safeguarding

At Kendrick we believe that every student has, at all times and in all situations, a right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that results in a student being physically or psychologically damaged.

As a consequence:

  • We accept that all staff are an integral part of the student safeguarding process
  • We accept totally that safeguarding students is an appropriate responsibility for all staff and the Governing body and wholly compatible with pedagogic responsibilities
  • We recognise that safeguarding children in this school is a responsibility for all staff including volunteers and the governing body
  • Will ensure that all staff in the school are aware of the possibility that a student is at risk of suffering harm, and know how to report concerns or suspicions
  • Will designate a senior member of staff, the Headteacher, who is responsible for coordinating action within the school and liaising with other agencies
  • Will safeguard the welfare of children whilst in the school and take positive measures to address bullying
  • Will share our concerns with others who need to know and assist in any referral process
  • All staff are given training every three years (training took place September 2014
  • New staff receive training within one month of joining Kendrick
Designated Officer Mr Nick Simmonds, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Officer Mrs Gill Hearn, Head of Sixth Form
Deputy Designated Officer Mr Will Stride, Head of Year 11
Deputy Designated Officer Miss Sharna Swaine, Head of KS3
Safeguarding Governor Mrs Jan Nowecki (interim)

Worried about a child?

If you are concerned about a child at Kendrick School please email studentwelfare@kendrick.reading.sch.uk or telephone 0118 9015859.

If you are contacting us out of hours (before 8am and after 5pm)  you can contact the NSPCC helpline for support and advice for free -  call on 0808 800 5000 or contact NSPCC online.

Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves.

In an emergency please call 999 or or in a non-emergency call 101.