Safeguarding and Pupil Welfare

Caring for our Pupils

A happy child, who feels secure learns efficiently and well. Children come to school to learn so it is important that we pay attention to the personal needs and well being of each child as they travel through our school.  Providing this support is essential to help and guide each one of our pupils to ensure he or she achieves personal success and makes the most of the many opportunities that we as a school offer.  We pride ourselves on the exceptional care that we give to the needs of our pupils. 

Child Protection Liaison Officer is Miss Steward, SENDCo.

Deputy Child Protection Liaison Officer is Mrs Needham, Learning Mentor.

At Deepcar St John's we are very lucky to have Mrs Needham as our schools 'Learning Mentor'. As part of her role she deals with Child Protection issues, provides advice and support to other staff, liaises with the Local Authority and works with other agencies and parents. Additionally, Mrs Needham teaches children PSHE and is known by them as a person they can go and talk to about any issues or problems that they have either at home or at school. 

Safeguarding ie keeping your child/ren safe in school is the foundation for everything we do. All staff are trained in Safeguarding procedures and there is a regular re-training schedule. All staff are DBS checked. All staff have read and signed to say they have read, Keeping children safe in Education.' The link to this document is below.


Although we put measures in place to try and prevent accidents, unfortunately accidents do happen at school. It is therefore important that we are able to contact parents quickly if a child has an accident which needs medical treatment. Additionally, children may become ill during the school day. Due to this it is important that we have up-to-date information about where parents can be contacted. To inform school of any change of address or contact numbers, please download and return the data collection form from our school website (found in our forms sections)  or contact our school office. 

Medical Appointments

If your child has a medical appointment during the school day, please inform our school office two days before and we will arrange the necessary forms. 


If your child is fit enough to attend school but needs to take medicine at regular intervals,  such as Calpol, Ibuprofen, antibiotics or cough medicine, please contact our school office. By giving written consent, Mrs Denton, our First Aider, will be able to give the medicine to your child. 

If your child needs to take medicine for illnesses like Diabetes or Asthma, please contact our school office. You will be asked to give clear, written instructions for the administration and your written consent. 

Mrs Cordle,
16 Feb 2018, 06:52