Everyone has responsibility to keep children and young people safe.

At Gallions Primary School, the health, safety and well-being of our pupils is our top priority. All staff, governors and volunteers share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, pupils and staff at school. We are committed to ensuring our pupils are safe, happy and well. Keeping children safe and well whilst they are in school and outside of school too is paramount.

We have robust and rigorous procedures in place to protect children. Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Miss Smith (Assistant Headteacher), Mrs Nicola Harman and Mrs Sarah Wright are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads and Mrs Ormerod is our Head Teacher and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Other members of staff from the Pastoral Team have also had designated safeguarding lead training and are able to deputise when required. Our Governors also monitor safeguarding to ensure that the school is performing its duties effectively.

Children are given ample opportunity to share any worries they may have and adults take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Safeguarding and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns or worries. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm, sexual or neglect and are required to report these to a member of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) team.

We follow national and local guidance, and you may find the following links useful:

Gallions Primary safeguarding policy

Newham Local Safeguarding Children Board
London Safeguarding Children Board
Newham Council Child Protection and Reporting Concerns Page
Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance


Safeguarding Team

The Designated Safeguard Lead The Safeguard Deputy

Marie Smith
(Assistant Head Teacher)


Claire Ormerod
(Head Teacher)

The Safeguard Deputy The Safeguard Deputy

Nicola Harman
(Family Support and Attendance Officer)


Lois Cutting


Miss Yanique Brown  & Ms Mirvat Al-Khulaqi 
(Safeguarding Governors)



School – Tel: 020 7476 1252, E:,

Out of hours contact

NSPCC – T: 0808 800 5000
Childline (under 18’s) – T:0800 1111
Newham Triage – T: 0203 373 4600