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Bishopswood School

Bishopswood School

Bishopswood School take safeguarding and child protection very seriously.  Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy (attached below) provides clear direction to all school stakeholders about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding issues.  It makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and effective procedures, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the child.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is our assistant head, Sharon Hickles, who you can contact by email on or by phone 0118 972 4311

Our deputy DSLs are our interim headteacher, Stephanie Coneboy, our interim deputy headteachers Lorraine Green and David Stevinson and our assistant head Gayle Didcock.  You can email them on or call on 0118 972 4311 or call on 0118 972 4311 or call on 0118 972 4583 or call on 0118 972 4311

Our safeguarding governor is Kevin Moyes, who you can contact on or via the school office on 0118 972 4311. 

Our holiday club/after school club safeguarding person is Ellie Underwood, who you can contact on

Here are links to the key safeguarding documents for our school:
School Safeguarding Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Safer Recruitment Policy
Staying safe online
If you have any concerns regarding the safety and well-being of any pupils, please report to one of the Designated Teachers for Safeguarding.  If none are available, please report your concerns to Kevin Moyes (Safeguarding Governor) via the School Office 0118 972 4311.

If none of the above are available then please report to Jo Lloyd (Local Authority Designated Officer) (01865 810603 or

In the event of an incident occurring outside of school hours 

If you believe that a child is in immediate danger or at risk of harm, a referral should be made to the MASH (0345 050 7666) and/or the Police (101/999) immediately