St James' CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Meet our Safeguarding Team
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Ms Jolanda Simmonds (Interim Executive Head Teacher) Ms Simmonds is also Safer Recruitment trained.
Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Mr Liam Hanson (Head of School) and
Mr Daniel Sparkes (School Business Manager)
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is Catherine Smith
Our Chair of Governors is Paul Folland
Health and Well-Being Team
The following members of staff have received lead practitioner training for health and well being.
Ms Simmonds is our designated leader for mental health and well-being. She is also trained to deliver Mental Health First Aid. Mrs Tompkinson is also a Mental Health First Aider and Champion. Mrs Jackson is our Thrive trained practitioner.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our safeguarding policy which can be viewed on this page or on our 'policies' section.
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 are discussed with parents/careers unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child's welfare.
Operation Encompass - keeping children safe around domestic abuse