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St. Mary's Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

We follow the procedures set out by our Child Protection Policy and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (in particular Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007).

School Safeguarding

If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:

Erica Holt - Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Reynolds -  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Abbie Price - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo 

If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact office@stmarys.pdet.org.uk or call the school office on 01536 722757.

Social Services

If there is no immediate danger but you are concerned about a child's welfare, contact Social Services on 0300 126 1000.

Out of hours

If you need to contact children's social care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend please call 01604 626938.


To contact the local authority Designated Officer for North Northamptonshire, please call Sheila Kempster on 07831 123193 or 01604 362993. Alternatively please email your query to LADOConsultations@nctrust.co.uk and a Designated Officer will get back to you as soon as they are able to.



At St Mary’s Primary School, we take e-safety very seriously.

Using computers and technology is an increasingly important skill and understanding how to do so safely is a vital part of everybody's education: children, parents and staff alike.

We will be teaching a programme of e-safety skills to all children regularly as part of their ICT lessons.

In addition, we thought it would be useful to include links for parents who may be concerned about their child’s online safety at home or who simply wish to find out more about online security in general.

Technology is changing all the time. Whenever new advances occur, information and advice will be offered via these pages to help support your child's education and perhaps provide parents with some useful information and tips. We hope you find this useful.