Safeguarding & Pastoral Care

Mr Stewart Davies (Deputy Headteacher) has responsibility for the safeguarding and wellbeing of all pupils and is the Designated Child Protection Officer. The school’s safeguarding procedures adhere to guidance from the Welsh Government and Local Safeguarding Board.

Pastoral Care
Ysgol Bae Baglan Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers:

  • Lower School led by Mrs Kath Palmer for pupils in Nursery to Year 4.
  • Middle School led by Mr Anthony Marchant for pupils in Year 5 to Year 8.
  • Upper School led by Mrs Sarah Rogers for pupils in Year 9 to Year 11.

The day to day organisation and guidance of pupils is the main responsibility of the Wellbeing Directors. They have responsibility for the welfare, attendance, punctuality and behaviour of pupils in their year group. Pupils within each Year Group are grouped into forms made up of pupils from all our partner Primary Schools. We do, where possible attempt to keep friendship groups together, but we also encourage pupils to mix and to make new friends. Each form will be in the care of a Form Tutor who will get to know pupils well during daily morning registration. Pupils should feel free to discuss with their form tutor any issues that are worrying them, as well as informing them of any successes and achievements. Pupils in the Lower School can share concerns with their class teacher and classroom assistants with whom they have daily contact.

The school also employs Pastoral Support Assistants who work closely with pupils and the Education Welfare Service. In addition, Ysgol Bae Baglan has a fulltime school-based counselling service which pupils can access through an online self-referral process, placing requests in counselling boxes or asking staff to assist with a referral. The School Nurse provides a drop-in service and strong links also exist with external agencies who provide specialist pastoral support.  The Cynnydd project also work with those aged between 11 and 16 years old who are at risk.