An Introduction to Safeguarding
This section of the website is in place to share key information about how we keep our school community safe. Safeguarding is everyone's responsbility.
Who can I talk to?
Everyone at school wants you to feel happy and safe. You can talk to any adult in school if you feel worried or unsafe. There are also links on the website here that will give you information on things that could help you if you have a worry. There is also a free* telephone advice service called Childline where you can talk to someone in confidence about your worries. The number is 0800 1111. *The service is free on landlines and some mobile phone networks.
If you have any concerns about your child’s welfare, please make an appointment with the class teacher in the first instance. Remember, they will take any issue or concern you have seriously and are committed to helping your child feel safe at school. Most issues are resolved satisfactorily at this stage.
If you or the teacher feels that the issue cannot be resolved at this level, a meeting can be arranged with a member of the Pastoral team. Members of our Pastoral Team are:
Kelly Roberts - Senior Leader & Health and Wellbeing Team Leader
Lucy Boswell - Assistant Head and SU Lead and Deputy DSL
Lindsey York - Assistant Head, SENCO and Deputy DSL
Karen Keay- Attendance and Pastoral Lead
Krista Neville - Family Support Worker
Inderjit Jutla - HLTA and Intervention Support Worker
Jade Douglas - Intervention Support Worker
Family and Pastoral Support
To provide support to the School Community, we have a Family Support Worker, Krista Neville, available to support parents with any aspect of parenting. Krista also works with children in school on an individual basis where needs are identified. Krista has a wealth of expertise, however, if Krista cannot provide the support required, she will signpost parents to other services and agencies. Also Karen Keay, our Attendance and Pastoral Lead, is here to support aspects of social and emotional development through a variety of different means, including individual and small group targeted work.
If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child in our school, please speak to a member of our Safeguarding team:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead – Kelly Roberts (Senior Leader & Health and Wellbeing Team Leader) - Email:
You can also share concerns with:
- Lucy Boswell - Assistant Head and SU Lead and Deputy DSL
- Lindsey York – Assistant Head, SENCO and Deputy DSL
- Krista Neville - Family Support Worker
- Kat Pennington - Headteacher
- Julia Fenton – Assistant Head
For further information regarding our Safeguarding Team and information for visitors please see below.
If you wish to speak to a Governor, our Safeguarding Governor is Hanna Castle and our Chair of Governors is Louise Whaites. Their contact details are available from the school office.
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed below.
If you are worried about a child outside of school time, you can contact the local Multi Agency Support Hub for advice (anonymously if needs be) on 0300 126 7000.
For additional information, please use the links below:
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
Allegations Involving School Staff/Supply Staff/Volunteers
Please refer to our Safeguarding Policy, point 17, along side Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be viewed below.
As part of our safeguarding duties, we also take E-Safety seriously. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are trained in e-safety issues and are aware of the potential for serious child protection / safeguarding issues that may arise from:
- sharing of personal data
- access to illegal / inappropriate materials
- inappropriate on-line contact with adults / strangers
- potential or actual incidents of grooming
Staff, including Governors, also receive annual training. Children are taught about E-Safety as part of the curriculum and take part in activities for the annual ‘Safer Internet Day’, as well as regular e-safety assemblies. We also provide parents with regular updates on E-Safety matters via ParentPay messages.
Children use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular e-safety lessons, assemblies and activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.
At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of content, both positive and negative.
If you visit our Online Safety page from the Parents dropdown menu, you will find useful guides on how to keep your child safe online when using common sites and apps.
For additional information, please click on the links below: