Aloha College Marbella Safeguarding Statement
‘Aloha College Marbella is wholly committed to keeping our students and the community safe and healthy. The wellbeing of every child in our care is at the centre of everything we do’.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance states that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome.
Mr. Francisco Escobar – Head of Pastoral and wellbeing
Ms. Louise Verinder – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Ms. Emma Saunders – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Ms. Victoria Thompson – Mental Health Lead
Aloha College Marbella adheres to the following DFE documentation:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
The college also complies and adheres to Spanish legislation. The Convivencia Escolar protocols de actuación as outlined by the Junta de Andalucia.
All staff are trained annually in safeguarding.
The Pastoral and Wellbeing team are available to listen to students’ concerns and are readily available to give them a ‘safe space’ to discuss any issues which they may have. Confidentiality cannot always be maintained and depending on the nature of any disclosure, the team will follow the school’s Child Protection Policy. The school always endeavors to maintain positive and transparent relationships with parents.
The Child Safeguarding Policy is available on the Aloha College Marbella website.
If you have a safeguarding concern about any student, please do not hesitate to contact:
Louise Verinder – email@example.com
Emma Saunders – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aloha College Marbella is a British International School which provides exceptional education to students aged 3-18. At Aloha College, we want all our children to be happy and successful. Our aim is for all our pupils to integrate fully into the life of the school.
Our pastoral care is outstanding and supports every pupil’s learning journey.
As our most recent report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate confirmed:
“Pastoral care and the arrangements for safeguarding pupils’ welfare, health and safety are excellent”.
“An extremely caring, supportive ethos engenders a highly empowering learning environment, which enables the school to fulfill its challenging aims”.
Personal Growth and Development
Every child is a unique individual and because of this, a universal strategy for personal growth and development cannot exist.
Aloha College aims to help our pupils in their physical, emotional, intellectual and social well being to promote their own personal growth and development in their learning journey.
We aim to empower them by discovering where their full potential lies. This results in a more enjoyable and meaningful force which will be evident in the relationships they form and the self-confidence they develop enabling them to reach their academic goals.