At Beechview Academy, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with parents to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including DBS checks, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in accordance with current legislation.
Our Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL) is Karen Thorley – Well-Being and Welfare Officer and a part of the Senior Leadership Team.
Our Additional Safeguard Leads are Dr Peter Holding Executive Head, Mrs Maria Bovingdon Lead Teaching Assistant/Behaviour Mrs Kate Bownass, School Counsellor. Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Bridget Day.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Child Protection Policy which is located on our main policies page. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
If you have any questions regarding any information about Safeguarding Children at Beechview Academy, please contact Mrs Karen Thorley (DSL) or Dr Peter Holding – Executive Head.
If anyone has an immediate concern for any child you can call Bucks CC First Response on 0845 4600001.
For information on safeguarding and wellbeing including support, please visit
For Information on Child Exploitation and Online Protection, please follow the link the the "Think You Know" website
Information about Safeguarding Children from the NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/safeguarding/