Hever School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Governing Body has a duty of care to pupils and all members of the school community. There is a comprehensive Safeguarding policy in place which, along with a policy for Health and Safety and a Prevent strategy, is regularly reviewed by the Governing Body.
Our Safeguarding policy can be found at the bottom of this page and is also available upon request from the school office.
Our designated member of staff for safeguarding (DSL) is Miss Joanna Stratton, our Head Teacher. Mrs Michelle Draper, our Assistant Headteacher, and Mrs Emily Hayes, our SENCo, are our deputy safeguarding leads (Deputy DSLs).
Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Michael Carroll.
Further information about Kent safeguarding procedures are available at http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/protecting-children.
The Prevent Duty aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.
In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different.