Partnerships, Safeguarding & Staffing

There are many partners in the process of educating and caring for our pupils, therefore we aim:

  • To work together, in close co-operation with parents and carers, keeping them fully informed of pupil progress and life of the school
  • To foster close partnership working with Local Authorities and Virtual Headteachers
  • To provide support and advice on strategies which may be introduced into the home to support pupils’ personal development
  • To maintain the fullest possible links with our local schools and colleges, particularly to support pupils who return to mainstream education and to help prepare pupils for post-16 education
  • To work closely as a multi-disciplinary team with other associated agencies e.g. psychologists, social workers and support agencies.

Pupils attend extremely well. This is because they enjoy their learning and feel happy and safe in school. Pupils value their interactions with staff, who show an interest in them.

Ofsted, November 2021

Safeguarding Statement

Brenkley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a pupil may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or any other form of abuse, staff will follow the guidance in the school Safeguarding Policy (Available in Key Policies).

At Brenkley School the Designated Safeguarding Lead and PREVENT Officer is: Miss Susan Park, Headteacher

In order to create a happy, caring environment we must provide a capable, caring and enthusiastic staff, therefore we aim:

  • To work together as an effective team within which each member is recognised and valued as an important part of the school
  • To involve staff in the decision making processes of the school
  • To offer a programme of induction, in-service training and staff development that will enable all staff to develop and extend their skills
  • All staff are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and rechecked every three years.