Brenchley and Matfield Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of all children in our care. Working together with a variety of agencies, we ensure the appropriate arrangements are in place to assess, identify needs and support our children and families.
The school has 4 Designated Safeguarding Leads – Mrs Green (Executive Head teacher ), Miss Mallon (Head of School ), Miss White ( Class Teacher), Ms C Gunning (PSA)
Should you have any concerns about the health, well-being or safety of any child attending the school, please do not hesitate to contact any of the aforementioned staff on 01892 722929 or via the office email ([email protected]), marked ‘DSL Confidential’. These same officers will provide support, advice and/or signposting in relation to any e-safety concerns including any allegations of cyber-bullying. You can also access ‘Advice for Parents and Carers on Cyber Bullying’ (a publication from the DFE, 2014) from the ‘School Policies’ tab on this website.
In addition, we have a Parent Support Advisor – Charlotte Gunning – who is available to work in partnership with parents and carers through the challenges and celebrations of parenting. Charlotte is able to support with referrals and sign-posting to other agencies and local services (e.g. housing needs financial guidance, GP/health services), further enhance positive relationships and communication between home and school, and give guidance for parents of children showing signs of social, emotional, health or behavioural issues. Please do not hesitate to contact her on 01892 722929.