At Baston House School we all want the same as you, for your child to be safe, happy and achieve their full potential.
The Inclusion Team works as a part of multi-disciplinary teams both on site and externally and can coordinate support for you and your child. No problem is too big or too small so please do contact us at any time, in the strictest confidence.
Jacqueline Johnson, Inclusion Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jacqui has worked at Baston House School for over 12 years. During her time at Baston she has worked throughout the school with all age groups gaining invaluable experience. Jacqui has previously been a TA, an HLTA and an unqualified teacher. More recently she was Pastoral Coordinator in the school for 3 years, developing the role and then moved on to be Designated Mental Health Lead and DDSL. Jacqui was also a qualified PI Instructor for 4 years delivering behaviour management and physical restraint training to staff.
Jacqui was appointed Inclusion Manager in April 2023. She is the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Safeguarding first responder:
Kelly Southgate, Safeguarding first responder and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Tel: 020 8462 1010
Kelly is the Safeguarding First Responder in school and has experience in safeguarding having worked previously as a safeguarding social worker for several years. She has personal experience of raising a child with autism so understands the possible challenges that both the children and often their families may face. Kelly is committed to safeguarding students in order to help them achieve their best possible outcomes in education.
Rhiannon is our newly appointed FLO for September 2022. Prior to being appointed as our FLO, since 2018 she has worked with many of our pupils and their families as one of our highly experienced Teaching Assistants. Rhiannon’s FLO role provides a supportive link between families and the school, building trusting relationships and providing advice and support. Rhiannon oversees our Pupil & Family Support Plans (PFSPs) and works with external ‘early help’ agencies when required. She also supports the Inclusion Manager with attendance monitoring and will encourage and support parents to improve their child’s attendance.
Baston House School has a commitment and statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Sometimes we have to seek advice or support from external professionals such as social care services. We will always endeavour to do this transparently and with the full support of parents, however, we have a legal duty to share our concerns whether we have parental consent or not. This is NEVER a personal decision, but with the best interests of the child at the forefront of everything we do. Any action taken to safeguard pupils is informed by government legislation, which in turn informs our policies and procedures.
The Inclusion Team is part of the school’s Multi-Disciplinary (MDT) Team and works cohesively with all school departments to ensure the best support for our pupils, whilst maintaining the confidentiality of our pupils and their families.