The Head Teacher is: Mrs Joanne Starkey
The Chair of Governors is: Mr Mark Thompson
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Mrs Joanne Starkey
Those trained to provide cover for the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead are: Mrs Maria Reichinger, Mrs Christine Thomas, Miss Vanessa Leadbetter, Mrs Eileen Pryor
Mrs Alison McLeod is also trained in Safeguarding for Business Managers
The nominated Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor is: Mrs Kerry Barnes
The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Head Teacher is: Mr Mark Thompson
‘The school ensures children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships, how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
The school also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances the school will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset. The school follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.
The school will always seek to work in partnership with parents and other agencies to ensure the best possible outcomes for the child and family’