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Tennyson Primary School



The Tennyson Learning Community is a primary Academy Trust with the aim of supporting and leading the growth and improvement of primary academies across the region. We are driven by a vision that every child has the right to outstanding teaching and, every academy, exceptional leadership. It is our mission to work with our children, their parents and carers and our staff to create and to sustain excellent academies. Our beehive logo is symbolic of our ambition. The hexagon is the perfect shape, the one that holds together in strength, harmony and efficiency.

We set the highest expectations for our leaders and teachers to support and stretch every child. We will ensure that pupils make the strongest progress possible and build the skills, knowledge and attributes that will prepare them well to make that all-important start to their secondary school. The work of staff in our academies will be underpinned by a rigorous emphasis on keeping our children safe at all times, considering the wider environmental factors in their lives that influence their safety and welfare.

Our policy framework underpins our statutory obligations to the community and stakeholders as well as our ambitions for the pupils.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business. Tennyson Road Primary School is committed to ensuring that all our children feel safe and happy at school; that children, parents/carers and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to and appropriate action taken; and that all staff and volunteers are aware of and implement safeguarding policies, procedures and practice, including knowing what to do if they suspect a child may be experiencing, or are at risk of harm.

In any case where an adult is concerned that a child is, or may be, at risk of significant harm they must make a referral directly to Luton Safeguarding Children Board- Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)see contact details at the end of this document.

 If a child or other person is at any immediate risk of harm, the first response should always be to call the police on 999. This policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of Tennyson Road Primary School and the TLC.

Our Safeguarding Team

Mrs Carla Gotch (DSL)



Head of School (South) and Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Name: Mrs Carla Gotch. Contact details: 01582 723230/ 07539445220

DDSL: Miss Helen Flynn. Contact details: 01582 723230/07776493158

Prevent SPOC coordinator: Mrs Carla Gotch

Relay SPOC coordinator: Miss Helen Flynn/Mrs Carla Gotch

Head of School (North) and Looked After Children Designated Teacher: Mr Andrew Darlington

Designated Governor for Safeguarding: Cathy Stormonth

Contact details: stormonth@hotmail.co.uk 07828 233113

Designated Governor for Safer recruitment:

Name: Cathy Stormonth.

Contact details: stormonth@hotmail.co.uk 07828 233113