Health & Safety/Safeguarding


The Head Teacher and governors are aware of the concerns of parents everywhere regarding the security and the following precautions have been taken:

  • The school has a fobbed security system which is connected to all external and some internal doors. Each fob is individually programmed to access specific areas within the building.
  • Perimeter fencing is in place.
  • All staff are allocated an identity fobbed badge.
  • Visitors must sign in and out, using the Sign-in App at the main reception desk and will be escorted around the school.
  • Regular visitors will also have to sign in and out and will be given an identity fobbed badge to access appropriate areas.
  • Appropriate DBS checks are made on all staff employed or regularly working at the school.
  • Supply staff and placement students must provide an up to date DBS check.
  • Fire drills take place termly and fire equipment is checked and serviced regularly. A full fire risk assessment has been carried out and is updated annually in consultation with the local fire safety officer.
  • The school is fitted with a sprinkler system, fire safety lifts and evacuation chairs.
  •  All accidents and incidents are reported.
  • The Pen-y-Cwm Safeguarding Lead is Sian Blackmore.  Deputy Officers are Rebecca Hodson and Laura Lloyd.   Overall responsibility and accountability for safeguarding lies with the Head Teacher.
  • The Safeguarding Governor is Jennifer Morgan JP.

Visitor safeguarding Information

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe