Safeguarding and Wellbeing

We pride ourselves on being a 'Friendship School' - our unique and special school rule - 'Hurt body, hurt feelings, ‘tell a grown-up’ is well-embedded across the school. All members of our school community have very positive attitudes towards standards of behaviour and work together to ensure a safe, positive, learning environment. The school’s seven values are understood by the pupils and they take pride in being recognised for demonstrating those values.  

Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children.  Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

Boreham Primary School views the safety and welfare of all its children as of paramount importance. The school recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures; good inter-agency co-operation and a work force that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations.

We are a friendship school that cares about all those in our community.   All the staff of the school, both teaching and non-teaching, are very conscious of their pastoral responsibilities.  High expectations and the happiness and well-being of the children are at the centre of our vision.

Safeguarding Governors: 

Mrs Kerrie Chapman
Miss Danielle Taylor

Senior staff at Boreham Primary School who have responsibility for safeguarding and child protection are below.  

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Mr Ian Bowyer

Head teacher

Designated Lead Safeguarding Officer



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Mrs Gill Powell

School Business Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer



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Mrs Helen Bell

Deputy Head teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer



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 Mrs Jo Huntley


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer


At Boreham Primary School, all children have the right to be safeguarded from harm or exploitation whatever their:

  • race, religion, first language or ethnicity

  • gender or sexuality

  • age

  • health or disability

  • political or immigration status.

We recognise our legal duty to safeguard all our children under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and outlined in the DfE document “Keeping Children Safe in Education” statutory guidance for schools and colleges.

Aims and Objectives

At Boreham Primary School we aim to:

  • Protect children from maltreatment.

  • Prevent the impairment of children’s health or development.

  • Ensure children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

  • Help children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

  • Endeavour to keep up-to-date and accurate information about all children.

  • Enable staff, volunteers and visitors to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

  • Promote a culture that makes this school a safe place to learn.

  • Listen to and respect all children.

  • Involve children in decisions which affect them.

  • Share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involve children and their parents/carers appropriately using jargon-free language.

  • Recruit staff, volunteers and visitors safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.

  • Adopt a code of conduct for all staff, volunteers and visitors.

  • Provide effective management through induction, support and training.

  • Deal appropriately with allegations/concerns about staff, volunteers or visitors, in accordance with government guidelines.

  • Respect confidentiality in line with the school’s confidentiality policy.

  • Confront bullying, racism, harassment and discrimination.

  • Provide effective first aid from qualified members of staff.

  • Meet the needs of pupils with specific medical conditions including ensuring that any intimate care is carried out following agreed guidance and policies.

  • Discuss drug and substance misuse.

  • Promote internet safety.

For more detailed information about the school’s safeguarding practices please refer to our child protection and safe school policies.