Looking out for each other is key at High Spen Primary. This section of our website holds key information around safeguarding.

All adults in school hold a responsibility to keep children and other adults safe from harm. We have a simple saying in school ‘Don’t go home with a niggle!’ We believe the best way to maintain a safe environment for our children is to share observations / concerns with another member of staff, no matter how small. Concerns are shared in absolute confidence and quickly passed on to one of our three Designated Teachers – Mr Firth, Mrs Nesbitt or Mrs Heron.

Each year we buy in the specialist support of Clennell Education Solutions who delivering our staff and Governor safeguarding training as well as helping us absorb and implement any new national guidelines.

Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be viewed here.

Following training with Martin Bailey, Director of Animate 2 Educate, our Governors met, discussed and adopted a High Spen hybrid of Martin’s model Online Safety and Acceptable Use Policy.If you have any thoughts on this policy please speak to Mr Firth or comment below.

Parents and Carers may also be interested in the following document. Part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education is used in school as guidance for all staff. The following electronic version has hyperlinks to further information on a whole range of safeguarding issues.

KCSIE Part 1

Our children understand their own roll in ‘Staying Safe’. From Nursery to Y6, all children were recently involved in demonstrating how they can remain safe within school, within their community and when online. All we need now is for Mr Firth to lock himself in his office, merge the work produced by the children together and share it in this empty space to the right… 🙂

Setting myself a deadline by Mr Firth








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