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Safeguarding

Safeguarding information about our school.

At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we regard the safeguarding of children as our main priority. We believe that we all have the right to be happy, to be safe and to learn; we all have the responsibility to make this happen.

We will ensure that:

  • The welfare of the child remains paramount;
  • All children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/ or sexual identity have the right to be protected from harm;
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately;
  • All staff and volunteers working at our school have a responsibility to report concerns to the Designated Lead for Safeguarding.

Areas of Safeguarding

Our safeguarding policies cover all areas of school life and include:

  • Staff & visitors- ensuring they are vetted, informed & trained;
  • Children’s behaviour- promoting safer & happier behaviours & lifestyles;
  • Parents & Carers- promoting links & supporting families;
  • Premises -keeping them safe, pleasant & fit for purpose;
  • Curriculum -providing positive, life affirming learning experiences;
  • Outside school- ensuring safer activities and environments outside school.

Members of Staff Responsible

We are all responsible for ensuring that each child remains safe, however, the Lead Professional within school, with overall responsibility for Safeguarding is the Headteacher, Mrs V Ramshaw.

All members of the Senior Leadership Team are Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs V Ramshaw: Headteacher
  • Mrs V Davison:  Acting Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs J Davies:  SENCO
  • Mrs G Roe: Year 4 Teacher

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Updated | 23rd January, 2024 |

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