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'Leaders have thought carefully about what pupils should learn and when they should learn it. Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe in a variety of ways'
(Ofsted 2022)

Policies & Procedures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Vivienne Boulton and Steven Parkinson

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Lee Venning and Louise Headley

ASPIRE: Lifeskills has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures. Staff receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.

ASPIRE provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At ASPIRE we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.


ASPIRE has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.



We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below.  Initial complaints should be made to the Headteacher, Vivienne Boulton via email to


If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher please contact Steven Parkinson,  Director of ASPIRE: Lifeksills on  01509 269441

There were Zero complaints in academic year 2021 - 2022.

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