In this latest episode, host Delyth Lynch meets Jo Cooke, designated safeguarding lead and head of pastoral care at Holme Grange School, a 3 to 16 school in Wokingham, Berkshire.
Jo talks about her career so far and explains the intriguing parallels between her experiences potholing and working in child safeguarding.
She talks about her most recent challenges in school and how she has honed her communication skills, striking a balance between clarity and honesty but also kindness.
She talks about the importance of separating the personal from the professional and focusing on the child and their voice.
A great listen for anyone interested in finding out about the work of safeguarding leads in independent schools.