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St Michael’s Church of England 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 on 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.


Operation Encompass

We are signed up to the Police Operation Encompass notification service and will be advised if there are reported incidents of Domestic Abuse. 


Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.


Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.


We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the Head teacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.


Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Headteacher.

Safeguarding Team at St Michael's:


Sara Williamson        Co-Headteacher

Jo Paskhin                Co-Headteacher

Victoria Ford             Safeguarding Governor

Alison Hollis              Office Manager

Sarah Funnell            Family Liaison Officer

Elaine Stanford          SENCo

Jessica Groves         Class Teacher

They can be contacted via the school office on: 01580 763210

If you have a safeguarding concern please contact the school office by telephone or email:

NSPCC Speak Out. Stay Safe.





Support for Parents/Carers

Staying safe online

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