The safety of our students is our number one priority. Students are supervised at all times by staff during the school day, both on-site and whilst on educational visits. All staff wear lanyards at all times. Staff members man the school gates at the start and end of the day. 

Entry to the school for visitors is restricted by an electronic video phone system. Once on the school site, all visitors are registered and wear an identification lanyard. Visitors without DBS clearance are supervised at all times.


We have a ‘safeguarding culture’ at The Swan. All staff are trained to look out for possible signs of child abuse and to know what to do if they suspect a child is at risk. We also make it clear to students who they should talk to and what to do if they are having any problems.

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of one of our students or a member of staff at the school, please contact one of our safeguarding leads:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mike Palmer 
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Kay Wood, Rosie Westwood, Laura Megaw.