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St Gregory's is a place of faith and learning. We place a profound emphasis on exceptional pastoral care, ensuring that every young person receives the guidance and support they need to thrive.

We firmly believe that children have a fundamental right to be cared for and protected, and safeguarding them is a responsibility we all share. We are committed to our duty of care in ensuring a secure and supportive environment where all students feel safe from harm as they grow into mature, responsible individuals. Safeguarding our students is an essential part of our holistic approach to enable every child to reach their full potential.

The best interests of our students will always remain our utmost priority. As such, there may be times when we need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies to uphold this commitment. We will openly communicate any safeguarding concerns about a student with their parents/carers, unless we have reasonable belief that doing so could compromise the child's wellbeing.

Protecting our students' welfare is sacrosanct. By fostering a culture of vigilance and rapport, we aim to cultivate an environment where students can flourish while being shielded from abuse, neglect or harm of any kind.

Supporting our commitment to safeguarding, St. Gregory's has a dedicated Safeguarding email address to allow for speedy reporting of concerns by students and parents/carers. All staff utilise Provision Map, a secure recording system, to communicate and promptly act on any safeguarding concerns that arise.


Safeguarding Team

Darren Jaggon
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) & Acting Director of Pastoral

Darren Jaggon

Simon Brooks
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Simon Brooks

Zsuzsanna Jenkins
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Zsuzsanna Jenkins

Louise Walker
Designated Safeguarding Link Governor

Louise Walker


Different lanyards are worn by different people across the school, dependent on the level of training and checks. They are as follows:

Green - School staff

Yellow - Visitors with a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

Red - visitors without a DBS

St Gregory's fully recognises our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils in our care, and that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.


All eligible St. Gregory's staff and volunteers are required to complete relevant safeguarding training, which is regularly reviewed by our Safeguarding Team to ensure it remains current. A centralised training database is maintained to track safeguarding preparedness across all personnel. Training needs are assessed through performance reviews and school-wide audits to identify any gaps. Regular refreshers reinforce safeguarding knowledge and uphold a culture of vigilance in protecting student wellbeing.


Disclosure & Barring Checks

St Gregory's meets all statutory requirements related to Disclosure & Barring Service checks. All staff and volunteers who work with students and meet the 'regulated activity test' under the Freedoms Act 2012 must undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.


What parents & carers can do

Parents and carers play a crucial role in safeguarding children in our community. If you have any concerns about a child's wellbeing or safety, no matter how small, you should report them to someone you trust will listen and take appropriate action. St. Gregory's has a Designated Safeguarding Lead to handle such matters.

We strongly encourage parents, carers and students to speak directly to Designated Safeguarding Lead if they have any worries about a child facing harm or a staff member's conduct. Maintaining an environment where children can thrive free from abuse or neglect is of utmost importance to us.

By working together and remaining vigilant, we can ensure that every child at St. Gregory's is properly protected and safeguarded. Please do not hesitate to voice any concerns you may have through the appropriate channels.

If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. Otherwise please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 61 51 65

For further details on our comprehensive safeguarding protocols and unwavering commitment to protecting our students, please refer to the St Gregory's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

This policy document outlines our robust procedures, lines of communication, training requirements, and robust measures in place to cultivate a nurturing environment where every child is protected from harm. It reflects our steadfast dedication to safeguarding as an integral part of our school's ethos and operations.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy


St Gregory's fully recognises our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils in our care, and that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Our approach follows the statutory guidance outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children and Keeping Children Safe in Education. Protecting pupils from harm is of utmost priority and requires a comprehensive commitment from all.

ACT Early - advice and support for parents and carers to keep loved ones safe from radicalisation

BANES Drug and Alcohol Service - helping people in Bath & North East Somerset with drug or alcohol issues

BCSSP - committed to integrating the safeguarding of children and adults with community safety efforts and the Responsible Authorities Group (RAG).

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection

NSPCC - leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children