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At Gilbert Heathcote we are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of our pupils.

  • Our school safeguarding policy explains how we work together to keep our pupils safe.
  • Our designated school safeguarding leads are Mrs Joanne Mappin and Mrs Amanda Cheffings.
  • Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Mr Andy Lawton.

Please click on the link below to view a copy of the Derbyshire County Council Safeguarding Information Leaflet for Parents.  

This provides a summary of about Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools.

Our detailed Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found under the Key Information -> Policies section on the school website.

Positive Behaviour
Golden Rules



At Gilbert Heathcote we want our pupils to learn in a safe, caring, supportive and happy environment without the fear of being bullied. Whilst we strongly promote anti-bullying during each and every day through our vision and values, once a year through the National Anti-Bullying Week we hold a range of activities within school. This years campaign runs from 14th November - 18th November and the theme is based upon children using 'power for good'.  More information can be found by visiting the Anti-Bullying Alliance website. 


The school has been awarded a special accolade from Derbyshire Council for our Anti-Bullying Work.  


Our anti-bullying policy can be found under the Key Information -> Policies section on the school website. 

Within the policy there are also some useful links to external organisations that can provide further useful information and support for parents and children regarding safety and positive behaviour.

Please take a look at the clips below for information on how to stay safe online

Under 5

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Age 6-10

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Please see the following links for more information regarding keeping children safe online