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Safeguarding

Safeguarding information about our school.

Working together to keep your children safe

St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We believe all staff and visitors have an important and unique role to play in child protection.

Ensuring that your child feels safe and secure at school is a key priority. All staff, both teaching and non-teaching, receive regular training to make sure they have an up-to-date knowledge of current safeguarding best practice in schools. This includes studying and learning from ‘serious case reviews’. Training is provided by BWCET, Clennell Education Solutions and by our designated persons (DSL and DDSL).

Select members of the Local Governing Committee and the Headteacher also receive regular ‘safer recruitment’ training to ensure the selection process to recruit new members of staff includes important safeguarding checks.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

All staff and Governors have read the most up to date ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ document published in annually by the Department for Education. We also encourage parents/carers to read the document which can be found below.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mr J Craig – Headteacher
  • Miss Hudson – Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs Bennison – Assistant Headteacher
  • Mrs Costello – School Business Manager

All members of staff receive regular training and updates. Staff at St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas all use the CPOMS electronic recording system to record safeguarding concerns. If you ever have a concern about child safety or safety on the school site, please bring it to the immediate attention of a member of staff, so it can be responded to as soon as possible.

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Updated | 19th March, 2024 |

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