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We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students.

We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Are you concerned about a pupil?

If you are worried about a pupil, make a written record of your concern. **

(Include the day, date, time, concern and your signature)

You must share safeguarding concerns without delay.

Your Designated Safeguarding Leads

Jennifer Dovey

Lead DSL

Elsa Elliott

Deputy DSL

Gareth Ivett

Deputy DSL

Kelly Kerr

Deputy DSL

Vicki Bond

Deputy DSL

Tracy Mckay

Deputy DSL

Staff are also able to report safeguarding concerns to our Trust CEO, Kevin Latham who fulfils the Deputy DSL role at Daventry Hill School

** School staff must record any concerns they have about pupils on MyConcern! 

Safeguarding advice for staff, volunteers and visitors:

Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, volunteers and visitors.  As a school we are committed to safeguarding and meeting the needs of children and young people.

Security of students, staff and visitors:

All members of staff will wear photo identity badges on BLUE lanyards at all times.

All visitors should report to the school on arrival and sign in on the electronic signing in system.  Visitors will be issued with a lanyard which must be worn at all times.

All visitors to the school will be asked to produce photographic evidence of their identity (such as passport or driving licence) and the school reserves the right to refuse entry to the school if such proof of identity is not available.

The lanyards are colour coded as follows:

RED: Visitor requires supervision at all times and must not be in any part of the school on their own.

GREEN: The office have seen and noted the visitor’s DBS.  Visitors are on our Single Central Record and can be unsupervised.

YELLOW: These are specifically for Work Experience students.  All checks have been carried out prior to placement and details are on our Single Central Record.

If you have any concerns you must ensure that this information is passed to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).  You can ask the school office to locate a DSL.  You should not discuss the concern with anyone else other than a DSL.

All mobile phones must be switched off and must not be used whilst you are in school, including the Reception area.

Daventry Hill expects all staff and visitors to:

  • Treat everyone with respect and dignity;
  • Promote and model safe behaviour.

At Daventry Hill, Protective Behaviours are explicitly taught.  The two themes are:

  1. We all have the right to feel safe all the time;
  2. We can talk with someone about anything even if it feels awful or small.

If as a visitor, you have any concerns about a student’s wellbeing, management, welfare etc., we would like you to report this to a DSL.

If you have any concerns about any member of staff, this should be reported to the Headteacher, Gareth Ivett, directly.  Please ask the school office to locate him or you can email him with your concern at:

If the concern is about the Headteacher, please report this to the Chair of Governors, Ian McAlister, or the Executive Headteacher, Kevin Latham.  Please ask the school office for their contact details.

Don’t think "What if I am wrong?" - Think "What if I’m right!"

Health and Safety


In the event of a fire in the building, the message “a fire has been reported in the building; please leave the building by the nearest available exit” will be heard.

If you hear this message, please make your way out of the building immediately following the green fire exit signs and make your way to the agreed assembly points.



Should you have an accident or feel unwell during your visit, please report to the school office.  If you are unable to do so, please inform a member of staff who will assist you. Daventry Hill has a number of first-aiders and there is always someone on duty.  All accidents will be recorded.

Daventry Hill is a non-smoking site - Please respect this.

Everyone has a responsibility to make sure that students within Daventry Hill School are safe, as ‘Every Child Matters’.