Safeguarding & Wellbeing


KGV is committed to Safeguarding, which is “the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.” (UK Government)

KGV has two Child Protection officers who work to ensure the wellbeing of students by monitoring incidences of suspected abuse or neglect, convening teams of relevant colleagues to make decisions about student welfare and making referrals, internally and externally, to specialist colleagues in order to support students who are in need.

The Child Protection officers are:

Mark Blackshaw (Principal)

Kiely Murphy (Vice Principal)

Any member of the school community with a Safeguarding / Child Protection concern should contact the above colleagues.

Health & Wellbeing

KGV strives to ensure the health and wellbeing of its students through pursuit of the following school-wide priorities:

– The encouragement of healthy eating and effective, balanced nutrition

– The promotion of exercise and physical activity

– The learning of resilience skills

– The pursuit of emotional health and wellbeing

A group of students, parents and staff, called the ‘Health and Wellbeing Group’, meets regularly to discuss issues associated with Health and Wellbeing. The members of the group bring commitment, insight and energy to the task of ensuring that KGV is a healthy, happy place for the members of its community to enjoy.

Any member of the school community who is interested in this group should contact Kiely Murphy, Vice Principal, for more information or visit our web page KGV Wellbeing