Welcome to Vallis First School

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

At Vallis First School we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary pre-employment and DBS clearances to enable them to work with children.

We also have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the designated Child Protection Officers (CPOs) within school. These staff are Nick Firkins (Headteacher), Jacky Ankerman (School Business Manager) and Adam Summers (KS2 Phase Leader)

We follow the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our CPOs, parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of the legal duty to safeguard our children may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

The safeguarding team are:-

Nick Firkins – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Jacky Ankerman – Deputy CP Officer
Adam Summers – Deputy CP Officer
Iestyn Lewis- Safeguarding Governor
Vallis First School

If you would like to learn more about the school please get in contact. We would love to hear from you!


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