Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work, safer recruitment and so much more.

The school’s Child Protection Team consists of:

Mrs L Martindale – Deputy Headteacher – Designated Senior Lead (DSL)

Miss A Jones – Pastoral Support Manager – Deputy DSL

Mrs D Davies – Inclusion Manager/SENCO – Deputy DSL

Mrs C Cox – Learning Behaviour Mentor – Deputy DSL

Miss E Tye - Assistant Headteacher - Deputy DSL

Mr M Percival - TGC Manager - Deputy DSL

Mrs K Chambers - Pastoral Support Assistant - Deputy DSL

The Child Protection Governor – Mr N Arnold

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
  • Multi-agency statutory giudance on FGM 2020

The school has a suite of Safeguarding documents which are reviewed regularly. These are:


All pupils are taught through tutor time, that they can talk to someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small. We believe that everyone in the Magdalen community has the right to feel safe all of the time. If a pupil has concerns about themselves or other young people they are encouraged to speak to an adult in school or they can contact a DSL by email at

If you have any safeguarding concerns about a pupil you should contact the School Safeguarding Team or in an emergency contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) telephone number: 0300 1261000 or telephone the police.


Child Sexual Exploitation – Please click on this link to find advice from Northamptonshire Children First