Policies, Safeguarding & GDPR

Hanford have a number of policies in place which guide the school day to day. These policies help inform the actions of all individuals involved with the school. We aim to ensure the girls at Hanford are given every opportunity to discover where they can excel while beginning to develop the knowledge and life skills essential for a happy and successful life, in a safe, secure and enjoyable environment.

Hanford School-School Policies

These policies ensure and endorse the well-being of all children, staff, volunteers and everyone who is connected to Hanford.  They provide consistency amongst staff, parents and children. To view all our policies in more detail please click on the PDF link panel on this page where you can download these policies and read them in full.

Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm, abuse and maltreatment. To prevent harm to their health and development ensuring that children grow up with the provision of safe effective care. At Hanford every member of staff regularly attends Safeguarding training and there is a robust internal and external structure in place to promote child safety and to raise concerns. All staff have Staff also have a summary leaflet and card with key contact details which are as follows:

Key contacts for Safeguarding Children at Hanford Role Contact details are as follows:

Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr Rory Johnston (Headmaster) 01258 860219 / johnstonr@hanfordschool.co.uk

Deputy Safeguarding Lead Mrs Sally Godden 01258 860219 / goddens@hanfordschool.co.uk

Governor responsible for Child Protection Mrs Kate Saker

Dorset County Council Safeguarding Standards Advisor Linda Harmer-Jones 01305 221122

Dorset LADO/ Designated Officer Patrick Crawford 01305 221122


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data. At Hanford we require two-step consent from any external contact before we will send marketing or promotional communication material. We do hold email addresses by consent and use them sparingly, twice a term, to update parents, friends, family and interested parties on news and events. This is delivered by MailChimp and recipients can unsubscribe at any time.