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Safeguarding Children

Keeping our children safe is our highest priority. In assemblies, we often talk about children needing these things first, in order to learn well:




Safeguarding children statement

At Peartree Primary School the health, safety and well-being of all of our children is our highest priority.  Parents and carers send their children to our school each day, trusting us to provide a secure environment in which their children will flourish.  We do everything we can to ensure that this expectation is a reality in our school. 


Child protection/safeguarding

  • The Designated Senior People (DSPs) are:

    • Clare Herbert (headteacher)
    • Samantha Squires (deputy headteacher)
    • Mark Borland (assistant headteacher)
    • Cathy Calvert (SEND assistant)
    • Lisa Archer (Business manager)
  • The Safeguarding Governor is Sue Wilson.

  • The Chair of Governors is Maureen Gregory.


There is a detailed Child Protection Policy, which is available on request. It is the Governing Body’s duty to ensure the policy is reviewed annually and any deficiencies within the policy addressed immediately.


Governors and all staff have had appropriate child protection/safeguarding training, which is updated at least every three years.  DSPs have further training and all staff have undergone Prevent training.  All staff receive regular updated safeguarding information. Our Child Protection Policy can be found by clicking the link below.

Prevent Strategy

Protecting pupils form risk of radicalisation is part of the schools' overall safeguarding responsibilities. All staff have completed Prevent training. Further information can be found in our Child Protection Policy. Further information about protecting children from radicalisation and extremism can be found below.


Excellent attendance is expected of all children. However, in the event that a child is unwell parents/carers are asked to report absence by 9.00 am on the first day.


On the rare occasions where a child’s attendance and punctuality causes concern, the school may work closely with the Local Authority’s Attendance Improvement Officer (AIO). Attendance rates are reported each term to the LA, annually to the government, and to all parents/carers at the end of the academic year.  Positive systems are in place to encourage children to attend regularly and punctually.  The school may issue fixed penalties to parents/carers who do not ensure good attendance and punctuality.


In exceptional circumstances, leave of absence may be requested in writing by submitting a letter to the headteacher at least 30 days in advance, and explaining the exceptional circumstances in detail. For more information, follow the link below.

Children Looked After

Our designated teacher responsible for Children Looked After is Clare Herbert. She will lead PEP meetings, liaise with social workers and Virtual Schools. For more information click the link below.