Tyne and Wear



Doxford Park Way

Phone: 0191 5280440

Paper copies of the information on our website can be requested from the school office.


Sunningdale School’s aims to provide clear direction to staff and others about expected codes of behaviour in dealing with child welfare concerns. We are committed to the development of good practice and sound procedures to keep children safe in our school.

The whole school culture of vigilance in Sunningdale School creates a safe space where children are supported, listened to and valued in what they choose to share and that ALL staff act immediately with the necessary level of intervention to create the most effective outcome for every individual child. Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse.

Schools have a statutory duty to protect children in their care. At Sunningdale we have:

• a child protection policy
• child protection procedures (see policy)
• a designated lead for child protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead: James Waller

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Charlotte Beattie, Jonathan Moffat, Jan Patterson

Safeguarding in Sunningdale School is supported by our entire staff and governing body. The governor responsible for safeguarding is currently Mrs H. Abernethy.

The school environment must be a safe place for children. We undertake checks and induction procedures to ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children.

All staff receive training in how to identify and respond to child protection concerns.

If you would like to report a safeguarding concern regarding a pupil, family or staff member please contact the Deputy or Designated Safeguarding Lead on 0191 528 0440