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Ryedene Primary and Nursery School


Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self-worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve academically. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

The school pays full regard to DfE guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ September 2023. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including e.g. volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and, where appropriate, ISA and Disclosure and Barring checks.

Nominated Safeguarding Officer:
Mr Adam Toomer

Other Senior Deputy Safeguarding Leads Who Can Also be Contacted:

Miss Helen Cooksey

Miss Leanne Neicho 

Mrs Angela Smith 

Other contacts in relation to concerns including any concerns over those named above:
Mr Steve Robson (Chair of Governors)

Mr Philip Barefoot (Safeguarding Governor) 


Ryedene Child Protection Policy 2023

Ryedene E-Safety Policy 2022

MAT Child Protection Policy 2023

MAT Dealing with safeguarding allegations against adults in school Policy and Procedure 2023

MAT whistleblowing policy 2022

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2023