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St Mary's
Church of England Primary School

A learning community dedicated to building
respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners.




At St. Mary's C of E Primary School we take all aspects of safeguarding and child protection seriously. 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. The health and safety of all children is paramount.


If you have any concerns about your child, another pupil or a member of staff please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). They will be able to provide you with the best advice and help.


Parents and carers send their children to this school each day with the expectation that we will provide a secure environment in which their children can flourish. The school therefore will aim to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.


In order to do this a wide range of measures are put in place through the implementation of safeguarding policies including the school’s Child Protection Policy which is in line with Essex County Council’s Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures.


Our Designated Safeguarding Leads 


Mrs T. Walker - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mr J. Austin - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mr R. Taverner - Chair of Governors - Safeguarding Governor


We aim to work closely with our parents and carers at all times and are more than happy to hear from you about any concerns you may have, however small they may seem.  Please, whatever you do, please do not let a concern go unreported.


For further information about safeguarding and child protection at our school, please see our policy.