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.

Young Carers

For more information, please visit the link below.
Young Carers

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and our families.

Operation Encompass Letter to Parents 

Operation Encompass Poster 

BDAP Bedford Domestic Abuse Partnership



Facebook: www.facebook.com/bedsdv

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bedsdv

Website: www.bedsdv.org.uk

Email: BDAP@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Child Exploitation and Online Protection


Click here to report something that is worrying you.

CEOP's Thinkuknow - The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.  There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site!

Useful Information

  Wellbeing Navigation ServiceHelp Your Child Build ConfidenceCentral Bedfordshire Mental Health Support Teams

Parent Resources

Children & Young People Resources

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

Science-based journals to raise kind, resilient, confident children with a growth mindset.

NHS Children's Mental Health - If you're concerned about a child or young person's mental health, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat

Reflect - Is a new mental health support service specifically for young people across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

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 

CAMHS Resources - A collection of downloadable self-help guides

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!

Barnardo's Barnardo’s is a children's charity that protects and supports the UK's most vulnerable children and young people. New ‘See, Hear, Respond Support Hub’ created specifically for Coronavirus support

Parent ZoneWebsite providing help and advice for parents regarding the online and digital world.

Beat Beat provides Helplines for people of all ages, offering support and information about eating disorders no matter where you are in your journey.

National Cyber Security Centre Fun, free and interactive way for children to understand how to make good choices to protect themselves, their devices

Safeguarding Policy

 Keeping Children Safe In Education