Gotherington Primary School

The Lawns, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9QT

Our School  »  Keeping Children Safe in Gotherington

Keeping Children Safe - Our Core Purpose
We believe that one of the key roles of our school is to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of every individual child in our care, so that they grow up secure, confident and independent.

It is clear, therefore, that the health, safety and well-being of all the children in our care are of paramount importance. Our pupils have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. 

We recognise that all staff members have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.

The first point of contact for anyone who has a concern about the safety and well-being of a pupil is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The DSL at the school is the Headteacher, Mr. Ben Jordan.
Latest DSL Forum: 2nd November 2017
Latest GSCB DSL Revision and Update Training: 7th December 2017

In his absence the Deputy DSL at the school is the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs. Averil Woolston.  
Latest GSCB Deputy DSL Training: 6th December 2016

At Gotherington Primary School, Mr. Peter Price-Thomas, is the Governor Safeguarding Lead.  

All concerns regarding child protection issues in the school should be referred to Mr. Jordan in the first instance and he will inform Mrs. Woolston. This responsibility extends to every member of our community and it is of vital importance that all concerns are reported in confidence without delay to the Safeguarding Team.

Allegations Management 
In order to manage allegations against child care professionals, every Local Authority appoints a Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). In Gloucestershire we have two LADOs: Jane Bee and Kath Whittaker. 

They can be contacted on 01452 426 994 or 01452 425 017. 

Further information and advice can be obtained from the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board or from our own school website.
Health and Safety Policy