Safeguarding at BSE


The British School of Egypt is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The health, safety and welfare of all our children are of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our setting. Children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, background or disability. Our policy is in line with LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children Boards) & local guidance and procedures.


The term ‘safeguarding children’ covers a range of measures including child protection procedures. 

It encompasses a preventative approach to keeping children safe that incorporates the following;

  • Pupil Health and Safety
  • School Behaviour and Preventing Bullying
  • Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
  • Personal, Health, Social Emotional Education
  • Providing First Aid and Site Security


Safeguarding is defined as:

  • ensuring that children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development protecting children from maltreatment.

Expectations by Staff

All staff are:

  • Familiar with the safeguarding policy and have an opportunity to contribute to its review
  • Alert and trained to recognise signs and indicators of possible abuse
  • Able to record and report concerns as set out in the policy
  • Involved in the successful execution of safeguarding for all pupils


Safer recruitment

At BSE we assess applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The School complies fully with the code of practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly.The School undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a criminal record check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

Code of Conduct

The British School of Egypt is committed to positive academic, social and emotional outcomes for our pupils underpinned by a strong safeguarding ethos. We are equally committed to the protection and welfare of our staff, who are expected to adhere to the highest standards of professionalization. The Code of Conduct sets out staff behaviour that should be avoided as well as those that constitute safe practice including:

  • the acceptable use of technologies
  • staff/pupil relationships
  • communications including the use of social media

Teaching staff are additionally expected to act within the guidance of the ‘personal and professional conduct’ section of the *Teachers’ Standards (2013) document.

Teaching about Safeguarding

All our pupils access a broadband balanced curriculum that promotes their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.We provide opportunities for pupils to develop skills, concepts, attitudes and knowledge that promote their safety and well-being. The PSED (Early Years) & PSHE (Junior/Senior School) curriculum specifically includes the following objectives:

  • Developing pupil self-esteem and communication skills
  • Developing strategies for self-protection including online safety


Complaints & Concerns Policy

At The BSE we welcome suggestions and comments from parents and take any complaints and concerns that they may raise very seriously. We encourage parents to bring these to our attention as early as possible so that we have the opportunity to rectify a problem or explain the school’s position before a concern becomes more serious.
The BSE aims to be fair, open, consistent and honest when dealing with any complaint. We give careful consideration to all complaints and deal with them as swiftly as possible. We aim to resolve any complaint through dialogue and mutual understanding and, in all cases, we put the interests of the child above all other issues.”
Please find the full Complaints and Concerns Policy here
The electronic version of the Complaints & Concerns Form can be found here; 
Complaints & Concerns Form

Primary School Behaviour Policy - Updated 2024

This Behaviour Policy is based on the Egyptian Ministry of Education (MoE) approved Guidance and Regulations. The Ministry of Education Policy Statement below supports the policy review that was undertaken:


“In light of the negative behaviours displayed by some members of the student body, which have recently become as widespread as to constitute a real phenomenon, the Ministry of Education has taken the necessary measures to support educational institutions in their attempts to safeguard their learning environment.”


“Accordingly, the MoE, in cooperation with the National Center for Educational Research and Development,  has developed a responsibilities guide as a step in its plan to combat the visible spread of disciplinary violations, thereby fostering an appropriate educational culture and climate in schools.”


This Primary School Policy is based on the School & SS policy and only minor adjustments have been made to ensure that the rewards and sanctions are age appropriate and supporting the existing Primary School Policies. This policy is approved and in place while under review (February 5th 2024) and will only be updated if further amendments are made.

BSE Primary School Behaviour Policy.

Senior School Behaviour Policy - Updated 2024

This Policy has been amended to reflect the updated Ministry of Education Guidance to Schools and will be implemented following the return from the mid term break on February 25th 2024.
All parents are encouraged to review the document and be aware of some of the policy updates that have been made. These include changes to arrangements for late arrival in the mornings and sanctions that are applied when students respond or retaliate to the provocation of others. Changes have also been made to the use of ERT (External / out of school reflection) and the length of time students are suspended.
The Behaviour Policy changes initially apply to The BSE Senior School. There will be a series of assemblies for SS students in the next week to explain the changes.
The Primary Behaviour Policy is currently also under review and will be updated and implemented in the next few weeks.
BSE Senior School Behaviour Policy.