Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Interim DSL Ms A Matheson (Deputy Headteacher)

Mrs Cathy Hampshire (Headteacher)


Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mr J Harris (Assistant Headteacher)

Mrs S Lord (SENDCO)

Miss R Spellman (LSM)



Should you have any concerns about a child in our school, please contact the above Safeguarding Leads as soon as possible on  01977 706063.

Safeguarding in school

We all have a statutory duty to “promote and safeguard the welfare or children” (Section 175 Education Act 2002)

 If you have any concerns about the health and safety of any child or young person in this school, or feel that something may be troubling them, you must share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away. Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene or general behaviour can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff here.

 Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather you tell us things that turn out to be small, rather than miss a worrying situation.

If you think that the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern i.e. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you MUST talk to one of the people below immediately.

 If you are unable to contact any of them you should ask the office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away on an urgent and confidential matter.

 Any allegations or disclosure involving a member of staff, a child’s foster carer or a volunteer at this school MUST be reported directly to the headteacher, without delay. If the allegation involves the head teacher it must be reported to the Chair of Governors, again without delay.


The Chair of Governors is Mr Alan Ricahrds and the named Safeguarding Governor is Mr Alan Richards. They can be contacted via the school office.



URGENT and IMMEDIATE concerns for the safety and welfare of a child or young person during office hours telephone Assessment Service:

Phone: 0345 8503 503

Minicom: 01924 303450 (type talk welcome)


Thank you for supporting and safeguarding the children and young people at our school.


Please find below links for important safeguarding documents.

St Thomas Safeguarding policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Code of Conduct for Parents

Behaviour Policy

Anti-bullying Policy 

237918 Safeguarding Leaflet 3.pdf

WSCP Young People's Safeguarding Charter Poster (1).pdf

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

St Thomas CE Junior school understands that, under the Equality Act 2010, all schools have a duty to:

• Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

• Advance equality between different groups.

• Foster good relations between different groups.

• Promote mental health and wellbeing.


Our school’s overall values are underpinned by our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010. We are dedicated to ensuring that every pupil receives an education that offers them the best chance at fulfilling their potential, and to promoting mental wellbeing amongst our pupils. We are committed to supporting and celebrating all pupils’ individual identities. We have developed this policy to provide a clear framework for how we will achieve our school’s aims.

Our school’s demographic state is directly linked to our overall aims for achieving equality. Specifically, we aim to:

Celebrate the diversity in our community and raise awareness and respect for the variety of cultures and religions.

To achieve our aims, we will adopt the following methods:

       Ensure that pupils have the opportunity to reach their potential in all areas of school life

       Ensure that parents and pupils can make choices free from prejudice and stereotyping

       Oppose any form of racism, sexism or any other form of discrimination

       Value every pupil’s language and cultural background, promoting respect between cultures


Pupil Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 


Useful guides for Parents

Ask the awkward - parent and carers.pdf .pdf
2 Conversation Starters.pdf .pdf
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Parents and Carers Resource Sheet.pdf .pdf
Keeping my child safe on snapchat.pdf .pdf
Keeping my child safe on TikTok.pdf .pdf
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Family Agreement.pdf .pdf
Lets Talk About Life Online.pdf .pdf
Wellbeing Sessions .pub