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All Cambian schools are DFE registered and inspected by Ofsted. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. It regulates and inspects schools in England to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.
See below for the latest Ofsted reports for Whinfell School, including Education and Care.
➜ Ofsted Care Report November 2022
➜ Ofsted School Report November 2021
➜ Ofsted Care Report November 2021
➜ Ofsted Care Report February 2020
To view previous Inspection Reports, click here.
Whinfell School Policies
Whinfell School operate within statutory requirements in the educational, health and care arena. There is a policy review cycle that means that our policies are constantly under review and amended at regular intervals. Key localised policies can also be found below:
➜ Curriculum - Teaching and Learning Policy
➜ English as an Additonal Language
➜ Physical Intervention Policy
➜ Relationships & Sex Education Policy
➜ Safeguarding Children - Child Protection Policy
➜ Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We know there will be times when students, carers, parents or placing authorities will want to give us feedback about our school and we will always be happy to hear from you. If you feel that you would like to make a suggestion, let us know about something you were pleased with, or tell us we did not meet your expectations, please contact the school via the details on the main page. A complaints procedure allows for both formal and informal complaints.
Informal complaints can be dealt with quickly, while formal complaints should be made in writing. Our full complaints policy is available above or from the school on request. This policy is designed to help you raise concerns and ensures your complaint will be dealt with fairly. Should you wish to take your complaint further or if you feel you are unable to discuss the details with the school, please contact the Managing Director of Education here, especially if your complaint relates to the school leadership.
The parents of students at Cambian Whinfell School should be aware that the School has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of their students. This responsibility necessitates a safeguarding policy and the School may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. This policy complies with guidance from the DfE and Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP). The School recognises it is an agent of referral and not of investigation.
Anyone can make a referral to children's social care, if necessary. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the School is Ian Sharpe and the Deputy DSLs are Paddy Sandham and Emma Brown.
The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board. The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Chris Strong, Managing Director Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG. The representative of the proprietor may be contacted here.