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A very important aspect of the school’s role is to ensure we keep all children safe. This can take many forms from the obvious and straight forward such as ensuring the building and equipment we use is fit for purpose to putting risk assessments in place. It also covers aspects such as e-safety – making sure your children know how to keep themselves safe online and it also includes safeguarding – keeping children safe from harm.


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

 E-safety lead 

Mrs Nikki Prentice



Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Mrs Tracey Lawrence   


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mrs Nicky Daly



Should you have any concerns about the welfare or safety of a child please speak to Mrs Prentice in the first instance or Mrs Lawrence/Mrs Daly if she is unavailable.


Our Safeguarding governor is Mrs Alex Barnard.


Alternatively you can always call Torbay Safeguarding Hub on 01803 208100

Please find below a few key school documents around safeguarding:

Here are also a few really useful website links for you to look at:

Operation Encompass



The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic violence.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a specified member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

This will enable us, as a school, to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.  This could be as little as just knowing or letting them bring in a particular comfort without question or giving them time away from others to settle.  The response for each child will be individual and confidential.

Our Key Adults are Mrs Prentice and Mrs Daly.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.


School Motto

Love. Joy. Peace. Kindness

Mission Statement

"Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the lord your god will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)

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