Safeguarding at Clutton Primary School

childlineRobust mechanisms are in place throughout school relating to Safeguarding. Child Protection procedures are followed carefully, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2018 and the Trust’s Child Protection Policy & Procedures.

Pupils have a good understanding about being and feeling safe and understand that they are able to talk to adults in school at any time when worried about any issues met.

It is our duty to ensure that all children in our care are and feel safe.

Winter Readiness

Our school nurses have issued advice on winter readiness.  

Children and staff in educational settings are particularly susceptible to the spread of infections, such as seasonal influenza (flu) and gut infections (such as norovirus) which increase over the winter months. Outbreaks often occur due to the close contact between children and staff. However, the impact can be reduced by following the advice provided and by adopting good infection control practices.

This year, (Reception to Year 5) children will be offered the flu vaccine at school, via their local school aged immunisation provider. Children and staff in at-risk groups* of any age are also offered immunisation via their GP.

Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing in school.

In the event of your child needing to be off school, please follow the school's  Attendance Policy and communication protocol.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see your class teacher or contact the school.

On Line Safety

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe?

If you have any concerns about online safety, please talk to your class teacher, or make an appointment to see the Head Teacher. Contact

The NSPCC online safety website has a ton of helpful advice on managing on line safety in your family.

T - Talk about staying safe online

NSPCC net aware

E - Explore their online world together

A - Agree rules, what's ok and what's not

M - Manage your family's settings and controls 


NSPCC Wild West Web

There's a showdown coming! It's time for the government to end the #WildWestWeb and make the internet safer for children

On average, 1 child per primary school class surveyed has been sent or shown a naked or semi naked image online by an adult, according to the largest ever survey conducted about online harms1. We must act now to stop another generation of children growing up with their lives changed forever by online sexual abuse.

We need you to join us and tell Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright the time has come to stand up for children and tame the social networks. Please join us and sign our petition to help end the #WildWestWeb. Together we can make it high noon for dangerous social networks.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information about Safeguarding please refer to our Safeguarding Policy. Find out more about our school’s Prevent Duty below.

Should you have Safeguarding concerns around Clutton Primary School pupils please contact us and speak to one of our designated safeguarding leads.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

Miss Elizabeth Ennew, Headteacher

Ms Christine Orange, Deputy Headteacher (Deputy DSL)

Mrs Kirstie McGough, Safeguarding Governor

Prevent Duty

Clutton Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of Clutton School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy.

At Clutton Primary School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can read about what we do to promote British Values here.

Clutton Primary School is a safe place for children, where our responsibilities for safeguarding children are taken seriously.


Please click on the links below for further useful information.

E-Safety Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

DfE Guidance on The Prevent Duty – June 2015

B&NES Local safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Procedures

DfE Guidance on Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools March 2016

NSPCClinkMSNSP Privacy Notice for Parents and Students


Parents Protect Website – For confidential information and advice

For a full list of School and Trust policies, please visit our School Policies page. 

If you have any questions regarding policies or safeguarding in school, please contact  the school office.