St Matthew's Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff, including supply staff, volunteers and governors, must ensure that they are aware of the school’s child protection policy and procedures. Every member of staff must attend training, to which governors will also be invited. Parents and carers are welcome to read our policy, which is available on our website or via the school office.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:


Mrs Lightfoot


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:


Mrs Penfold

Mr Hill

Deputy Headteacher

Personal Development Leader 

Designated Safeguarding Link Governor:

Alison Knibbs


Designated Teacher for Looked After and Previously Looked After Children:  
Janet Lightfoot Headteacher


Anyone who has concerns about the wellbeing of a child must report those concerns immediately to the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, either directly or via the school office.  

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff then you should report this the Headteacher. If the concern relates to the Headteacher, concerns should be reported to the Chair of Governors.  

Out of hours, during weekends, or school holidays, urgent concerns about a child should be reported to Surrey Children's Services (C-SPA) 0300 470 9100



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Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023 01st Sep 2023 Download
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