Nord Anglia Education's unique philosophy is to "Be Ambitious", which is underpinned by our belief and commitment that all our students will be supported to realise ambition by learning and thriving in the safest possible environment. Our students are empowered to make decisions for themselves and are supported in this by learning through specific elements ofthe curriculum, aimed at enabling students to be able to keep themselves safe (e.g. through personal, social and health education, Wellness programmes or similar).
Nord Anglia Education and all our schools recognise that having a safeguarding and child protection policy does not mean that any risk to our students is eliminated. Rather, we expect that all Nord Anglia Education staff, including all staff and volunteers in our schools and any contractors or partner agency staff used by schools,recognise where a student is at risk of, or is actually being harmed and do all they can to reduce further risk or further harm.
We recognise that our schools are particularly important in protecting our students; they are in the best position to identify concerns early and provide or identify help for students as well as helping to prevent these concerns from escalating. Consequently, Nord Anglia Education and all our schools accept and adhere to these basic principles:
- A child's welfare is paramount and each student has the right to be protected from harm and exploitation and to have their welfare safeguarded irrespective of race, religion, ability, gender or culture.
- All students need to be safe and feel safe in school.
- Every student is entitled to a rich and broad curriculum that helps to equip them to keep themselves safe.
- Every adult in school must have a demonstrable commitment to protecting the students with/for whom we work.
- We work in partnership with parents/carers and/or other professionals to ensure the protection of students.
- Our guiding principle throughout is 'the best interests of the students '.
- All students have the same equal rights to protection, but we recognise that we need to do more for some students because of their special educational needs, disability, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
For details, please refer to the "Nord Anglia Education Safeguarding policy" below.
Note: In Section 3.1, for The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi, the Designated Person is: Mr Richard Thornhill. The Deputy Designated Persons are Ms Nonie Adams (Primary) and Mr Rob Kahn (Secondary).