The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We fully understand the role we play in safeguarding the youngest, and most vulnerable members of our community and how through good multi-agency working we can help protect those too young to protect themselves. We recognise that this is the responsibility of everyone and we all, staff and visitors, have an important role to play. As a Learning Partnership we must have regard to current legislation when carrying our duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is the role of the Governing Body of each school to ensure that the appropriate mechanisms are in place to assist staff to understand and discharge their roles and responsibilities as set out in current legislation with regard to safeguarding children.

We firmly believe that:

  • All children have the right to be protected from harm
  • Children need to feel safe and to be safe in our school
  • We can contribute to the prevention of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, bullying, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviour
  • Children need support that matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse

Further details regarding the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

If you have a concern that any student is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive information (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact school reception as soon as possible and ask to speak to an available Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or alternatively email

Further information regarding how to keep children safe, identifying and preventing abuse and what help is available can also be found on the NSPCC Website.

In accordance with statutory guidance all John Willmott School Staff have receive regular safeguarding training and are fully aware of and are in compliance with the following guidance:

John Willmott School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts within the school will require enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance in addition to identification and qualification checks.

Further safeguarding information for parents:
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has a range of advice for parents and carers in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Online safety is a real and major concern for a number of parents and carers, please click here for advice and guidance.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead Team (DSLs)

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Ms V Spawton

Designated Safeguarding Lead/SPOC

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Ms T Richards

Deputy DSL

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Mr M Grove

Assistant Headteacher

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Mrs N Gould


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Miss L Wootton

Family Support Worker

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Mrs L Preston