We all have a statutory duty to "safeguard and promote the welfare of children".

Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to the Head, unless it involves the Head and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the Governing Body.

The people you should talk to at this setting are:

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

John Fernandes (Headteacher)

Their office is located next to the school office

Their telephone number is: 0114 2301904

Our Designated Safeguarding Deputy (DSD) is:

Alison Fenton

Their telephone number is 0114 2301904


The Lead for Looked After and Vulnerable Children
& Special Education Needs Coordinator is:

Maria Fernandes (Deputy Headteacher)

Their classroom is located in the KS1 area

Their telephone number is 0114 2301904

Our Chair of Governors & safeguarding Governor is:

Candida Calvert

They can be contacted via Mrs Graham in the school office or on email:

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Dear Parents/Carers,

Just before the summer holidays, the government asked Ofsted to complete a sexual abuse review in England’s schools and colleges. Ofsted’s full report can be found by clicking here.

Ofsted’s review has revealed how prevalent sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are for children and young people across all schools/colleges across England (including primary settings). It is concerning that for some children, incidents are so commonplace that they see no point in reporting them.

The review recommends that schools, colleges and multi-agency partners act as though sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are happening, even when there are no specific reports.

Following the publication of the report, it was felt that summarising this report for parents/carers in our school would provide an important context to the national situation as well as re-assurance of the strategies we have in St Marie's to ensure that all of our children are safeguarded and protected. Please download the file below.



Parents and carers play an important role in keeping children safe online- but don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert! One of the main things that you can do is talk to your children about what they are doing online, be vigilant and monitor how long they are online for. It is also hugely important to ensure that they are using websites and apps which are suitable for their age.

For information about all aspects of online safety, including age-ratings for apps and advice for limiting screen time, please click here. You will also find information about how to set up and activate parental controls offered by your internet provider.

If you have any other concerns or would like more support, please contact Mr Fernandes at school.


Please don’t forget the ‘Whisper’ button on our St Marie’s School website. This is an anonymous reporting service for pupils, families and local community that allows you to send a message to a confidential school email account where staff experienced in responding to issues will receive it. 


If you need any help or have any safeguarding concerns, please contact Mr Fernandes, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, at school.

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


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