Safeguarding

At St. Mary's Primary School we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We will act quickly and follow our procedures to ensure children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Safeguarding Designated Leads

Designated safeguarding lead: Ms Joan Harte (Headteacher)

Safeguarding governor: Ms V Santer (Chair of Governors)

Ofsted Findings

"You and your leadership team ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Records are detailed and of high quality. Leaders ensure that all adults working in school have received up-to-date training to support them in looking after the pupils. Members of staff are checked for suitability and are clear about their roles in keeping the pupils safe.

Pupils know to take care of themselves around the school and when using the internet. I observed that pupils play together safely and amicably. Pupils are emotionally well supported and include one another in games so that no one is left out.

I could see that pupils knew that you have high expectations for their behaviour, and this helps them to stay safe at school. Pupils were able to tell me ways that they can keep themselves free from harm, such as ‘Look at the traffic both ways’ and ‘Don’t go on unsafe websites’."

- Ofsted, 2016

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