West Monkton Safeguarding Team

West Monkton Primary School recognises that high self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with a trusted adult helps all children, and especially those at risk of, or suffering from, abuse.

 Therefore at West Monkton School we have:

  • An ethos where children feel secure and encouraged to talk, and are listened to. This is evidenced everyday through school values.
  • Established that pupils know there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried or are in difficulty.
  • Included in the curriculum activities and opportunities for Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education which equip students with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse and which will help them develop realistic attitudes to the responsibilities of adult life in Modern Britain.
  • Ensured that wherever possible every effort will be made to establish effective working relationships with parents and colleagues from other agencies.

The Safeguarding Team at WMPS

 West Monkton School takes its safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously.

All staff and volunteers at the school receive annual child protection and safeguarding training and are aware of the processes to report concerns about children.

If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child, they can pass it onto the Safeguarding Team here at West Monkton School.

The team consists of key staff who work with the children and families. They are clearly identified at the Academy by their rainbow lanyards.

Mrs Helen Newstead is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at West Monkton School, with Miss Abbie Paling and Mr James Blackmore as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Mrs Stacie Anthony-Phillips is the Safeguarding Lead for Little Herons Nursery. 

Mrs Louisa Blackmore is the Strategic Trust Safeguarding Lead, who can also be contacted for support in the absence of the above.

 Below is the whole team with contact number for the DSL and DDSLs.

Mrs Helen Newstead

DHT & Designated Safeguarding Lead

hnewstead@wm.oak.education

Mrs Newstead is the school's safeguarding lead.

Ms Stacie Phillips

Nursery Manager and Nursery DSL

sphillips@wm.oak.education

Stacie is the Nursery manager and acts as the DSL for the nursery.

Mr James Blackmore

Headteacher (Competent Person)

Mr Blackmore is the school's competent safeguarding person in absence of Mrs Newstead and Stacie Anthony-Phillips

Miss Abbie Paling

EYFS Lead/Deputy DSL for School/Nursery

Miss Paling is the school's EYFS Lead but acts as the Deputy DSL for the Nursery and for the school in the absence of Mrs Newstead.