The Governors and staff of St Swithun Wells’ Catholic Primary School are fully committed to safeguarding all of the children who belong to the school community. The school recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm, and respond to child abuse.
The school carries out Safeguarding Training every year with staff and governors in line with the Local Authority Safeguarding Training Guidance (accredited training). Other relevant training will take place throughout the year as well as ongoing communication with staff on relevant child protection and safeguarding matters.
The Designated and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads complete the Level 3 Safeguarding Training and Prevent training every two years. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Governor are trained in Safer Recruitment.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Kristy Davis (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Teacher for Looked After Children
Mrs Annamarie Doherty (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Online Safety Lead
Mrs Tiffany Bolton (Assistant Headteacher)
Mr Barry Jansen
Parents and carers expect the school to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which their children can flourish. To meet this expectation, the school implements a wide range of measures and policies, including the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and Health & Safety policy. Details of these policies can be found in the Policies section of the website.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. (Keeping Children Safe in Education DfE)
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
Please click on the link which will take you to our RSE curriculum area where you will find the key information you will need to know about the coverage of RSE at our school.