We welcome all visitors to St James’ RC Primary School. Our priority is to ensure our school remains a safe place for children, staff and all other members of the school community. Please refer to our Safeguarding Leaflet, Prevent Leaflet and Curriculum Map for more information.
Click the link below to read the STAYING SAFE (including anti-bullying) – Cross Curriculum Map 2017-2018
St James' is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Every school has a Designated Safeguaridng Lead. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Weeks and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Wilson.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the first point of contact for reporting concerns about the safety and/or well being of a child.
In keeping with the statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, our Designated Safeguarding Leads have the appropriate status and authority within the school to carry out the duties of the post. They have been given the time, training, resources and assistance to provide advice and support on child welfare and child protection matters, to take part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings – and/or to support other staff to do so – and to contribute to the assessment of children.
What do you do if you have a concern about a child?
Mrs Weeks and Mrs Wilson can be contacted in either of the following ways:
By telephone 020 8467 8167
Urgent cases should not be referred by e-mail as this might delay a response to a child at risk of harm.
Please remember that during term time responses to any issues will be handled more promptly than any which are attempted to be raised during school holidays.
What do you do if have a concern when school is closed?
Finally, there is the alternative of calling the Police on 999.
Mrs Hutchinson is the Chair of the Governing Body and has oversight for safeguarding and child protection. If you feel that you need to contact Mrs Hutchinson on a matter of safeguarding or child protection please contact her via the school office.
Every school is required to have a Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and ours can be accessed in the Policy section of the website.