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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

We are a 'good' school - Ofsted Jan 2015 and 'outstanding' - SIAMS Feb 2016

The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering.

We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and Governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical, spiritual and moral development of the individual child.

All members of staff, Governors and regular volunteers are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and are trained regularly in Child Protection & Safeguarding.

We currently have two Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL), Mrs Helen Austin (Headteacher) and Mrs Kate Chenery (Deputy Headteacher). If you have any concerns about a child, please do not hesitate to talk to either DSL where you will be listened to.

The School takes its responsibilities to ensure the safety of both pupils and staff very seriously.  We remain committed to our Safeguarding and Prevent Policy to ensure all pupil’s safety and will continue to work with the authorities as and when required.

The police have assured us that there is no increased risk to the safety of pupils or staff.