Southill Primary School

"A caring, family school"


Safeguarding is of paramount importance at Southill Lower School.

We have a number of members of staff who are trained to be 'Designated Safeguarding Leads' and all our staff receive regular training on safeguarding.

Should you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a child, please feel free to contact either the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Deputy's via  This email address is accessible by our Safeguarding members of staff only.

Our safeguarding/child protection procedures can be found in our Safeguarding Policy below:

Derwent and Southill Lower Schools Safeguarding Policy

Derwent and Southill Lower Schools Safeguarding Policy Covid Addendum

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Southill Lower School is the Headteacher, James Adkins (repeated Designated Safeguarding Lead training Autumn 19).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads across the federation who have also undertaken the Designated Person training, are:

  • Miss Rebecca Byrne (Deputy Headteacher Autumn 2016 - currently on maternity leave)
  • Mrs Tenille Rimmer (Interim Deputy Headteacher Autumn 2020)
  • Miss Furze (Senior Teacher and SENCO at Southill - Autumn 2019)

The nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Dee Perkins.

In addition the following members of staff have undertaken Safer Recruitment training:

  • Mr James Adkins (Headteacher - Autumn 2019)
  • Miss Rebecca Byrne (Deputy Headteacher - Summer 2017)
  • Mrs Clare Francis (Office Manager - Spring 2016)

Equally the following members of the school have undertaken training in managing allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff:

  • Mr James Adkins (Headteacher - Spring 2017)
  • Mr Gavin Coombs (Governor - Spring 2017)
  • Miss Rebecca Byrne (Deputy Headteacher - Summer 2017)

Southill Lower School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All staff and governors must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.

 Some key government documents relating to safeguarding include:

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, staff at Southill have undertaken core WRAP (Prevent) training.  This was last repeated for all staff at both Derwent and Southill Lower Schools in spring 2020.

In PSHE and SEAL sessions we teach the children how to stay safe at a level appropriate to them.

Please find below our long term plan for PSHE.

Long Term Plan - SEAL and PSHE