All are welcome here to walk with Jesus as we love, learn and flourish.


Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding them.

At St Mary’s RC Primary School, we take this role seriously and recognise the contribution we can make to protect and support our children and their families.

All the staff receive regular annual training around safeguarding and child protection matters. All staff know how to identify and log concerns using a system called CPOMS. We all then work to provide the necessary support and intervention.

In school Miss Claire Halstead is the Designated Senior Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding and Mrs Jen Robinson is the Assistant DSL, Mr Michael Mulrooney is the named Governor for Safeguarding.

Below are links to our policy, information about Operation Encompass and two versions of Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sept 2020 and January 2021).


Following Boris Johnson’s 8pm announcement we now know that as of midnight tonight the country has entered a new period of Lockdown, a Lockdown that includes the closure of school. 

School will be open for the children of Key Workers and for pupils who are deemed vulnerable. All pupils will be provided with work in order for them to keep learning. 

Tonight’s announcement was very short notice for you as parents and also for us as a Staff. Tomorrow, by 11am there will be three tasks on the school website for each Class to complete as their Tuesday learning. However, School will be closed to ALL pupils tomorrow. 


Staff, however, will be in school preparing for the rest of the Lockdown. Through tomorrow we will prepare school to make it safe for Key worker pupils and vulnerable children to return. 

We will send out a form for you to apply for a place in the Keyworker Bubbles and we will let you know more about how children will be learning remotely. We will do our very best to re-open to Key Worker children and vulnerable pupils by Wednesday. 

I am aware of how difficult this is for you all, School closing creates a multitude of problems for everyone but data surrounding this awful disease dictates that this is a necessary step. As ever, the safety and health of everyone must be a priority. 

Thank you for your continued support and we will be in frequent contact over the next few days. 

Many thanks

Claire Halstead