St James' CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
At St James' we see online safety education as an integral part of our school curriculum. We promote online safety in school through regular assemblies and termly lessons, as well as embedding the key messages and themes throughout our pupils' learning. Our pupils learn how to keep themselves safe online; they know ways in which they can seek help if they are ever unsure about something they have seen or experienced online and they are learning how to be responsible online citizens.
A specially chosen group of Year 6 pupils work as Online Safety Ambassadors and have led whole school competitions to promote ways of keeping safe online and continue to raise the profile of online safety.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
- Miss Lucy Hayward (Deputy Head Teacher)
- Miss Sarah Greenfield (Assistant Headteacher)
- Mrs Penny Wardell (Assistant Headteacher & SENCO)
- Mrs Janet Holdstock (Family Liaison Officer - Key Stage 2)
- Mrs Angie Pierce (School administrator and Family Liaison Officer - Key Stage 1)
If you have any concerns about behaviour or bullying please speak to your child's teacher in the first instance.