The Deputy Head (Pastoral), Mr Stephen Ottewell, is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, and he provides guidance and training for staff members, governors, volunteers and other visitors. He acts as a focal point for any matters regarding child protection.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Stephen Ottewell. BA (Leeds)
The College also has two Deputy Safeguarding Officers:
Mrs Kirsty Tod. BA Hons (London, Birkbeck): Director of Boarding Compliance
Mr Stephen McElhinney. BA (Kent): Head of Prep School
Personal, Social & Health Education
The Personal, Social & Health Education Department, run by Mr Stephen Ottewell in the Senior School and Mr Stephen McElhinney in the Prep School, has made notable progress in the last year, with a syllabus that encompasses moral, social and health activities and lessons across the year groups, designed to help pupils cope with change, develop skills of resilience and prepare them ultimately for life in the wider world.
PSHE is taught in timetabled lessons in the Prep School by the Class Form Teacher, whilst in the Senior School sessions are led by a pupil’s tutor, with dedicated time being spent on a Saturday morning. Topics discussed may cover human rights, relationships, social justice, physical activities, healthy choices, diet and nutrition, body confidence, substance abuse, law and order and British and Malaysian values. It encompasses all areas of school life.