North Chadderton

The Oak Trust will provide excellence in teaching, learning and leadership development.
This will be based on safe, inclusive practice which inspires and challenges everyone.
The Oak Trust

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


All the staff at North Chadderton School are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff, volunteers and members of the school community to share this commitment. We ensure that effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at our school.


All concerns are passed to the members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Officers.  We aim to:

  • Provide a safe environment for children to learn.
  • Identify children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
  • Take appropriate action where appropriate with the aim of making sure that our students are kept safe both at school and at home.


To achieve this objective, we:

  • Aim to prevent unsuitable people from working at our school.
  • Promote safe practice and challenge any unsafe practice.
  • Identify instances where there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and initiate or take appropriate action to keep them safe.
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.
  • Ensure that concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the students’ welfare.

If you have any questions or concerns or want to report anything that you believe to be a safeguarding matter relating to pupils or  our site at North Chadderton please contact  Hilary Cook, the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Mrs Claire Purkhardt, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.


If you see inappropriate or upsetting content on social media, please report this by clicking the link to CEOP below:

CEOP Safety Centre

Safeguarding and Mental Health Newsletter


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All pupils have a weekly session of learning around their physical and mental wellbeing, this session is called Wellbeing Wednesday.  Curriculum maps showing what we cover in each session are shown below:

Wellbeing Wednesday Curriculum Maps

If you would like any further information about Wellbeing Wednesday please contact school and a member of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team will contact you.


The link below can be used to report incidents of sexual abuse to support prevention in the community

TALK and Gurls Out Loud 'self-generated' child sexual abuse prevention campaign (

Inter-agency Working/Early Help

The school is committed to working with other agencies to ensure the safety and welfare of our students.

  • Under the statutory Guidance, Working Together to Safeguarding Children legislation.
  • We will share information with agencies to protect our students following the guidance provided by the Data Protection Act.
  • We engage and support parents through early help processes, including the signposting to local support providers, parental engagement work and advice around supporting their child’s mental health.