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Our school is a Safeguarding School

St Matthew's CE School recognises the importance it gives to all pupils' welfare and Safeguarding.


The Children's Act 2004 states: Every Child Matters

All children have the right to:

•Stay Safe

•Be Healthy

•Enjoy and Achieve

•Achieve Economic Well-being

•Make a Positive Contribution


The school takes safeguarding very seriously, we have a signing in book for all people who enter the building, and badges for visitors. There are key-pads on the entrance and junior exit doors, and the playground is fenced and padlocked, as is the path to the dining hall.

We also have a new fire alarm system, and encourage visits from local fire services and PSCO to talk to the children about topical issues/occurances.

Our school visits coordinator works alongside Kym Allan (our health and safety consultants) to complete risk assessments.


Furthermore, we have a filtering system set up by Cumbria County Council, and parents fill in a consent form at the start of the year allowing the use of children’s images/names to be used on the school website.

At St Matthew's CE School Every Child really does Matter.

Staff in school are in a good position to keep a watchful eye on children and their safety, and to protect them from harm.

If staff have concerns they have a duty to inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Carole Satterthwaite (Head Teacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs K Johnston and Mrs L Harrison

Governor Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Claire Beaty (Nominated Governor)

Out of Hours Contact: (Head Teacher)

Other Useful Websites

Click on the links below to visit these online safety websites.