Your child thrives in a happy, safe and secure learning environment where their wellbeing and safeguarding are at the heart of what we do. Student safety is our top priority. We take care of each student, protect them from harm and sensitively address any vulnerabilities so that they can thrive inside and outside school.

So, how do we ensure this paramount objective? At Tenby Schools Ipoh, every individual plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of our students, from our reliable security guards and Facility & Maintenance Team to our esteemed Admin and Academic staff, right up to the dedicated Head of Schools and Campus Principal. The collective commitment of our entire community, driven by a shared responsibility, provides a safe place for students. To reinforce this commitment, we regularly conduct safeguarding trainings, promoting awareness and understanding among all members.

Tenby Ipoh Safeguarding Team, comprising the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), school counsellors, Head of Schools, and the Campus Principal, supports and cares for our students. Their combined expertise ensures a robust safety net for the students, allowing them to flourish both academically and personally.

Meet our Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Selvamary’s professional journey is characterised by a deep commitment to education and student well-being. She began her career at Tenby Ipoh in 2015, armed with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching of English As A Second Language) With Honours. Rising through the ranks from Assistant Teacher to EY Year Leader, and ultimately Assistant Head of Early Years from 2019 to 2021, she showcased leadership and educational prowess.

In August 2021, Selvamary embraced the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead, having received advanced training under ISP. This position underscores her dedication to student safety and support. As the DSL, she remains steadfast in ensuring a secure learning environment. Selvamary’s holistic approach to education reflects her commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals.

Lee Chia Chee
School Counsellor and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Lee Chia Chee is a dedicated school counsellor with nearly 4 years of experience in the educational setting. A registered counsellor in Malaysia (KB08752, PA08356), she is adept in understanding and communicating in English, Mandarin, BM, Hokkien, and Cantonese. Guided by Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (CTRT), she empowers students to tap into their potential for greater life satisfaction. Embracing diversity with an open mind, Chia Chee firmly believes in individuals’ capabilities to achieve personal fulfilment. Beyond her role, she finds joy in nature, music, and culinary experiences, embodying a holistic approach to well-being.

Eka Natasha
School Counsellor and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Natasha is an experienced and compassionate licensed counselor with six years of dedicated service in mental health field. She has dedicated her career to making a positive impact on the lives of teenagers and young adults.

In a recent chapter of her career, Natasha has embarked on an exciting new path as a school counsellor in Tenby. Her transition to this role reflects her dedication to shaping the emotional landscapes of younger students. Natasha’s approach is characterised by empathy, active listening, and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by young people today.

With a reputation for creating a safe and open environment, Natasha is dedicated to helping students navigate the complexities of their lives, providing them with the tools they need to overcome obstacles and thrive.

School Policy on Safeguarding

ISP adheres to these basic principles to protect our children, identify concerns early and provide help/support:

  • A child’s welfare is paramount. Each and every student has the right to be protected from harm and exploitation and to have their welfare safeguarded.
  • All students need to be safe and feel safe in school.
  • Every student is entitled to a rich and broad curriculum that helps to equip them to keep themselves safe.
  • Every adult in school must have a demonstrable commitment to protecting the students with/for whom we work.
  • We work in partnership with parents/carers and/or other professionals to ensure the protection of students.
  • All students have the same equal rights to protection, but we recognise that we need to do more for some because of their special educational needs, disability, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
  • If you have a concern about a student at Tenby Ipoh, please report it to the DSL in their school. We take all concerns seriously and always act in the best interests of the young person. This may include enabling early intervention support to be put in place within school or making a referral to specialist external agencies. It take a community to safeguard. Together we can keep all our young people safe.

Read our safeguarding policies and statements at the links below :

Statement on Corporal Punishment
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
How to Make a Safeguarding Referral

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