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Meet the Team

At Woodlands School we take safeguarding incredibly seriously, it is the single most important consideration of all of it staff members and visitors. We work together to ensure that every member of the community is safe and therefore able to thrive in a nurturing environment where barriers to learning and engagement are removed,

Our pastoral care reaches the highest standard. All of our young people have a form tutor and Head of Year to support them, offering information, advice and guidance throughout their time with us. This is complimented by a dedicated safeguarding team, resilience coaches, internal counsellors and our work with external agencies.

We believe in educating our young people and community members in the best ways to keep safe and work tirelessly to ensure that our provision is current, robust and supportive.

Our Safeguarding Team is led by Mr Riste

If you are ever concerned about the safety of yourself or another student please refer this to the school’s safeguarding team through the staff members below. Your concerns will be taken seriously and may require a follow up conversation.

Mr Dominic Riste - Safeguarding Lead - dri@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Nicola Nichols - Safeguarding Deputy DSL Y10/Y11 - nni@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Janet Clark - Safeguarding Deputy DSL Y8/Y9 - jcl@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Luka Atkinson - Safeguarding Deputy DSL Y7 / Child in Care DSL - lat@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Nicola Samson - Wellbeing Councillor - nsa@woodlandsschool.essex.sch.uk