Woodland Middle School

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A values based school

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Ensuring safeguarding and wellbeing within school grounds and creating a safe environment is a responsibility for all staff, governors and parents. We have several policies in place to ensure there is a consistent approach to meeting these responsibilities.

We aim to provide a happy, comfortable, productive and, above all, safe and secure environment for pupils to thrive in.

The person(s) who lead on safeguarding pupils is called the designated safeguarding lead (DSL). They have had the appropriate training to handle all safeguarding concerns.

Our DSL(s) are;

Sergio Matias

Assistant Headteacher/Designated Safeguarding Lead/Mentally Healthy School Lead/Geography Lead

Jeff Conquest Headteacher/

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sharon Hardacre

Deputy Headteacher/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Emma Gibson

Deputy Headteacher/Leader of SEND/

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Isobel Mason

All staff members will undergo the relevant checks to ensure they are safe to work with children. They will all be trained to identify child abuse and will know what to do if they are concerned about the safety of your child.


Please find below various links to wellbeing and safeguarding websites that you may find useful.

Kooth - is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.

YoungMinds - A website for mental health matters, worrying or feeling angry check this site out

Mindfullness Challenge -  #positivemind 30 day mindfullness challenge 

Breathing Exercises - breathing exercises for kids

Headspace - Meditation and mindfulness app.

How to sleep well - a checklist for sleeping well 

Charlie Waller Trust - Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it.

Fitter Future - Fitter Future is an online fitness platform for primary school children. We put children's fitness and enjoyment at the heart of everything we do.

KidsListen - Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualisation and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.

TheBodyCoach - 5 Minute Fitness workouts for kids by Joe Wicks the Body Coach where all the family can get involved stay fit without any need for a gym or equipment. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!