Oakfield Lodge staff are committed to the safety and safeguarding of all students.

In a recent survey 100% of parents said that they felt their child was safe at Oakfield Lodge.

We work hard to ensure that student welfare is our top priority and have a safeguarding team in place to support our students and their families.

We work closely with our partner agencies to make sure that the right support is coordinated to reach a positive outcome for our students and families.

If you have any concerns about your child please do not hesitate to contact a member of the safeguarding team at the school.

Our safeguarding policy can be located on the main policy page of the website. If you require a hard copy please contact school reception.

At Oakfield Lodge School, teaching and support staff undertake Team Teach training every three years. This training ensures that staff are well equipped to deescalate behaviours and appropriately use physical intervention only when absolutely necessary in a safe way.

For more information about Team Teach training and principles click on the link; https://www.teamteach.com/

Mr J Edmondstone

Safeguarding Governor

Ms G Bailey

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr R Sparkes-Lee

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Payne

Safeguarding Team

Mr D Sloan

Mental Health First Aider

Mrs T Chambers

Safeguarding Team

Our contact numbers are:

Cheshire East Consultation Service (CHECS): 0300 123 5012 (option 3)

Emergency Duty Team (Out of Hours): 0300 123 5022

Safeguarding of Children Concerns (Children living in other authorities):

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO): 01270 685904 / 01606 288931

Prevent referrals: Prevent Referral Process

Police: 999 (Emergency) / 101 (Non-emergency)

Mental Health Helpline: 0300 303 3972

Adult Safeguarding: 0300 123 5010

Pupils are considerate of each other’s needs. They say that bullying is very rare and that discriminatory and prejudicial language is never heard. Pupils told inspectors with a refreshing simplicity that ‘we just accept people for who they are.’



The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good.