Article 36- You should be protected from any activities that could harm your development and wellbeing.

Welcome to Kingsteignton School

EVERYONE has a duty to safeguard children and protect them from harm. Here is a reminder of the categories of abuse: 


Keeping children safe who are under our care is of paramount importance to us at Kingsteignton School and therefore it is the responsibility of all members of our school community. 

Upon arrival for anyone who works with our children, you will be given a leaflet (see below) that sets out the guidelines of our safeguarding procedures. Whether you are a teacher, member of support staff, visitor, or volunteer, we ask that you adhere to our policies and procedures whilst you are at our school. 

Safeguarding Leaflet

Visiting the school 

In keeping with our Safeguarding Policy, the school operates a system of restricting unsupervised access to students for those adults who have not been vetted. 

All adults who work regularly with our pupils must undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check which must be completed before you commence working with our young people. 

Adults visiting the site for meetings will be accompanied throughout their visit and do not need to be checked. They must sign in and out at reception. 

Any unidentified adult in the school should be reported to reception immediately. 

Please see below the different visitor lanyards we have that are recognisable to our staff and children: 

Lanyard Information

What should I do if I am worried about a student? 

If whilst working with a student, you become concerned about: 

  • Comments made by a student 

  • Marks or bruising on a student 

  • Changes in the student’s behaviour or demeanour 

Whilst the child is making a disclosure, please remember to: 

  • Listen to what is being said without displaying shock or disbelief; accept what is being said. 

  • Allow the student to talk freely. 

  • Reassure the student, but do not make promises that may not be possible to keep. 

  • Do not ask leading questions. Use TED questions (Tell, Explain, Describe). 

Once you have listened to the child, you will need to record the disclosure on a yellow form. Please ensure you sign and date the record. Then, please report these concerns to the class teacher, who will pass the information and form on to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. 

What should I do if I witness worrying behaviour by another adult in the school? 

You should always report this to the Headteacher. 

What should I do if the alleged abuser is a member of the school staff? 

You should always report this to the Headteacher. 

What should I do if the alleged abuser is the Headteacher? 

You should report such allegations to the Chair of the Governors. Contact details can be obtained from the office. 


Thank you for safeguarding our children at Kingsteignton School. 

Safeguarding Team

Dr Penny Fitch

Dr Penny Fitch

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs Armstrong

Mrs Armstrong

Assistant Headteacher, Year 6 Teacher & KS2 Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Miss Smallshaw

Miss Smallshaw

KS1 lead & Year 2 Teacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mrs Lucy Evans

Mrs Lucy Evans

KS Buds Manager
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mrs Forster

Mrs Forster

Family Support Worker & Teaching Assistant
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Mrs Counter

Mrs Counter

Currently on leave - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

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