Mendlesham Primary School
Mendlesham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and visitors to our school to share this commitment.
Who Can Help?
There are three members who have the overall responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of our pupils (including the prevention of radicalisation) – Tessa Sait, Executive Headteacher, Tom Singleton (Head of School) and Hazel Sutton (ADSL). ALL staff take their responsibility for safeguarding our pupils very seriously and will follow procedures to ensure that our pupils are always safe, cared for and happy.
Our governor with responsibility for safeguarding is Gillian Orves, our chair of governor is Sharon Jones.
What To Do If You Have A Concern
If you have a concern about a child, please speak to Tom Singleton (Designates Safeguarding Lead), or Hazel Sutton/Tessa Sait (Alternate Designates Safeguarding Leads). They will be able to help get any necessary advice and support.
Alternatively, if you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of abuse or neglect, please contact Customer First on 0808 800 4005.
Unless you are a professional who works with children or adults, you will not have to give your name, and as long as you are not a professional who works with children, your conversation will be treated confidentially.
Any parents must also be CRB/DBS checked before helping in class, and all tradespeople such as builders, plumbers, engineers etc who may need to work in the School, are also CRB/DBS checked.
We have an electronic system of locks on our doors so that we know children are completely safe inside our building and ‘strangers’ are not able to enter.
Please see our Policies page for our Safeguarding and Anti-Radicalisation Policy and other related Policies.
Prevent Leaflet – Guide for Parents
Keeping Children Safe in Education
UK Gov resource for Keeping children safe in education