Policies & Procedures

Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michelle Pascoe
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Edd Bissenden
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Michele Haigh

Oak Tree School has safeguarding and child protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates government and policy legislation. As part of our staff induction process all employees are provided with the appropriate safeguarding documents, including the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the child protection policy. Staff receive annual training which is completed in house by our safeguarding team, which is supported by regular online safeguarding training.

Oak Tree School 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 Oak Tree School 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.

Oak Tree School 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.

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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, Dan Stockton via telephone on 01872 264 221 or via email to daniel.stockton@oaktreeschoolcornwall.co.uk. If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher please contact Mike Deacy, Principal on 07557374811. An appeals process is included in this policy.

One complaint was made during the academic year 2020-2021

Previous Academic Year’s Performance – June 2021




Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is additional funding allocated to schools to support Pupil Premium eligible pupils which at Oak Tree relates to our Children in Care. The aim of the Pupil Premium is to close the historic attainment and progress gaps between this group of children and all other children. Here at Oak Tree we used this money to enrich and enhance students experience at school. We use this money in a variety of ways both to enhance education to close the historic gap and also to meet the need of each student in relation to their complex needs and EHCP targets.