The Oak Partnership Trust and centralised policies
Selworthy School is part of The Oak Partnership Trust.
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Many of our policies are centralised Trust policies.
The following policies have been updated/drafted and awaiting committee approval before being put on the website: whistle-blowing, low-level concern, SEND, Complaints and Health and Safety.
CLICK HERE for the Trust Policies page.
At the Selworthy School we are committed to the continuous Safeguarding of our children and families and promote the ethos that;
Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility!
The purpose of our safeguarding policy is to provide clear guidance to staff and other community members and visiting professionals for the safeguarding of children and young people at Selworthy School.
At Selworthy we believe in progress, inclusion and entitlement and in order for this to be achieved all our pupils must feel safe and listened to. We believe in providing a secure environment for learning where our community of children and young people can thrive and develop to be their best selves.
We know that where children have been the victims of abuse their life chances are seriously affected adversely and in the most serious cases can lead to serious harm and even death. We want to prevent this from happening.
The children and young people at Selworthy are more at risk because of their complex needs and disabilities therefore we must be thoroughly vigilant. We have a range of support mechanisms at the school and through Somerset which can be deployed. Selworthy will make referrals to social care if we have concerns about a child’s welfare and safety.
Normally Parent Carers will be informed that we are making a referral, however, if we feel that the child is at serious risk of harm by letting the parent or carer know we are making a referral, then we will not inform the parent or carer. In these cases, we will take advice from social care on the next steps.
Our Safeguarding Policy is updated annually, and is available on the on The Oak Partnership website: Key Information>Policies.
The Safeguarding Team at Selworthy
If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child, they can pass it onto the Safeguarding Team here at the school.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Andy Holden and Stu Lambert. They are responsible for receiving and acting upon concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children. In their absence, the individuals below can also be contacted for support:
Trina Morgan (Learner Services Manager)
Holly Phillips (Assistant Headteacher, Oakhill)
Chris Willcocks (Assistant Headteacher, Hazelbrook)
Kirstie Ogilvie (Lead Progressional, The Cove)
Louisa Blackmore (Trust Strategic Safeguarding Lead)
The safeguarding governor is Angela Cook.
You can speak to the safeguarding team in person, phone the school and request a call back or email email@example.com with FAO Safeguarding Team in the title.
If you are worried about a child or young person who could be in danger please contact
- Children’s Social Care on 0300 123 2224
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- or the police
You can contact the police directly by dialling 101 and they will discuss with Children’s Social Care what action should be taken. In an emergency always contact the police by dialling 999.
If you would like to speak to a social worker outside of office hours please phone the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 123 23 27
Local School Committee (Governors)
Our Chair of Governors is Caroline Wansbrough and can be contacted using the school contact details.
Governor attendance for 2021/22 can be found HERE
What to wear
We have a school uniform that many of our learners like to wear, but we are relaxed about alterations to this if it supports a child coming into school with minimal challenge. Our everyday uniform consists of the following items embroidered with the school name:
- Sky Blue polo shirt
- Sky Blue T shirt (for PE)
- Navy Sweatshirt or cardigan (Oakhill)
- Burgandy Sweatshirt of cardigan (Hazelbrook)
- Grey Trousers, skirt or pinafore dress
School book bags can be purchased from school but are not compulsory.
Change of clothes
It is really handy if we have a full set of clothes available in school for those unforeseen moments. You know your child best and may decide to send us more than one set. Spare sets do not need to be school uniform items.
We encourage our learners to experience the great outdoors in all weathers, at all times of year. Please send in seasonally appropriate clothing, including sun cream (labelled with child's name) and hat for the hot days . Wellies for puddles and waterproofs to ideally stay in school so that they are on hand for wet and windswept days!
Where to buy
School Opening Times
To support school transport our opening times for each campus are staggered.
Oakhill - 8.55am - 3.10pm (31.25 hours per week)
Hazelbrook - 9.05am - 3.20pm (31.25 hours per week)
CLICK HERE for our latest OFSTED report.
Exam Results and Performance Tables
CLICK HERE for the Department for Education's details information of school performance.
There are no employees at Selworthy School who have a gross annual salary over £100,000.
CLICK HERE for Selworthy financial benchmarking.
Requests for Paper Copies
If you would like a paper copy of all the information on our website this can be obtained at no charge by contacting the school by phone or by email.