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'Leaders ensure there is a strong culture of safeguarding. This is achieved through regular staff training and a shared belief that no issue is too small.'  ( Ofsted, January 2023)

At St. James' we believe in doing everything we can to keep all of our community safe. Safeguarding is EVERYONE's responsibility and no concern is too small. 

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at St. James' Primary Academy, we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Our safeguarding team are

Mrs Beth Dodd (Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Ms Kelly Leslie (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)


Mr Alastair Brown (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)



Mrs Charlotte Price (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)



If, at any time, you are concerned about the welfare or safeguarding of a child, please contact one of the Safeguarding Team on 01202 426696 or the local Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 

Contact Number:

01202 735046


Details here:


Any child who feels in danger or is worried can speak to any member of staff at school or call Child Line for support on  0800 1111