Tewin Cowper

CofE Primary School

Small School Big Dreams

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Designated Seniors for Safeguarding - Mrs Andrea Sharkey and Miss Joanna Tebbutt


At Tewin Cowper Primary we have established and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to when they have a worry or concern. Children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.


We have excellent recruitment procedures; every member of staff has full checks and up to date references, as do visiting artists, regular volunteers, supply teachers and governors. 


All staff receive appropriate training at regular intervals


We have policies and practices that focus on ensuring the health and well-being of the children, for example: risk assessments before every class trip, an annual safety check of our playground and senior leader presence at the school entrance at the start of every day.


We have well-established ways of monitoring and responding to incidents of concern, for example: unexplained absences, difficult behaviour and significant changes in physical or emotional appearance;

The ethos of the school is open so that staff, parents and children feel able to share concerns.


How can parents help with keeping children safe?

  • Make sure all addresses and contact numbers are up to date;

  • If someone different is picking your child up, please let us know;

  • Be at school on time every day at 8:45am and 3.15pm;

  • Notify the school about your child’s absence - unexplained absences are a key trigger for concern;

  • Take full note of the advice to parents if you are accompanying a class trip and ensure that you attend the briefing meeting;

  • Share any concerns you may have about another child with Mrs Sharkey or Miss Tebbutt who are the Designated safeguarding officers.


If you would like to see a full copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy you can find it on the link below. We are happy to talk further with parents and carers if needed.