Brunel Academies Trust


Commitment to Safeguarding 

Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and well-being of every child is at the centre of every decision we make. Exeter House School staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. All our staff are aware and kept up to date with the child protection procedures. As a setting we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our children. 

At Exeter House School, the safeguarding of our children is of the utmost importance and is of the highest priority.  We have a Pastoral and Safeguarding Team who work closely with students, their parents/carers, families and outside agencies to ensure that the best support is always available.

Exeter House School Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns, please contact the Safeguarding Team on 01722 334 168, option 5, or at the school’s Post 14 provision, The Vocational Centre on 01722 330585.

Tina Maskell

Co-Headteacher and
Senior Mental Health Lead
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Yasmine Johnston

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Pippa Coombes
Annual Review Lead and Safeguarding Support Worker
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

George Cooper

Family Support Worker
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead  (DDSL)

Josh Hamblin
Assistant Head
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Jackie Fieldwick MBE
CEO of Brunel

Safeguarding at Exeter House School

We will contact parents/carers should safeguarding concerns arise about their child, unless to do so would increase the risk of harm to the child. In this instance, we take further advice and guidance from our children’s social care team.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

All adults working in our school maintain an attitude of ' it could happen here'. We recognise that staff, because of their contact with and knowledge of children in their care, are well placed to identify abuse or neglect and offer support to children in need.

Safeguarding Policies

Please note that we are continually reviewing and updating our policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Behaviour Policy 

Anti Bullying Statement

Brunel Whistleblowing Policy

Key Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2023

Keeping Children Safe in Education, Part One - September 2023

Department for Education - Working together to safeguard children information page

Regulated activity in relation to children

Guidance for safer working practice

Prevent Duty Guidance England Wales


We welcome all visitors to Exeter House School; main site and the Vocational Centre for post 14 provision,  and we hope you enjoy your time whilst you are here.

Exeter House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and requires all visitors, contractors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Signing in: All visitors must report to the reception desk window on arrival and sign in and have proof of identity. All visitors will be issued with a visitor’s badge and coloured lanyard which must be worn at all times. When leaving the site, all visitors must sign out at the reception desk window.

Coloured lanyards issued are dependent on a visitor’s purpose and role within the centre. 

Green: for all visitors who have presented a DBS and identification documents - for example: Supply staff, visiting professionals, Governors, Trustees

Red: for all other visitors - for example: parents, visitors from other schools.
NB: Visitors with a red lanyard will be accompanied by school staff at all times.

Black: All permanent staff wear black lanyards with an ID badge.

Staff may ask any visitor in school who they are and what their purpose is.  Please be ready to state what your role is within school. 

Important Contact Details

Mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
Young Minds


Online Safety

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command 0370 496 7622 – for reporting concerns about online abuse