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We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to.


Safeguarding determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their school life. As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our pupils. 


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility; all members of staff have a duty to safeguard our pupils' welfare and are trained to do so. All staff and volunteers at St Mark’s CE Primary School undergo checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and are fully familiar with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.


In all matters relating to safeguarding and child protection, the School will follow the procedures laid down by Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board together with DfE guidance contained in:

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE 2021).


If anyone has a concern about the safety or welfare of a pupil, they have a duty to report this concern.

At St Mark’s CE Primary School, concerns should be reported to one of the Safeguarding Leads who are:


Mrs Annabel Stocchetti - Headteacher

Mrs Nicola Smith - Senior Teacher

Mrs Liz Watson -School Business Manager


Pupil Welfare


The School Nursing service works in partnership with children, young people and their families to ensure that children's health needs are supported within their school and  their community. To find out further information  about school nursing please click here.

If children are ill in school we try to contact the parents at home or at work by telephone, therefore it is important to keep us informed of any change in contact details.

If a child is going to be absent from school for the day we ask the parents to telephone before school begins to let us know the reason for the absence and the likely duration.

The office staff are willing to administer medicines prescribed to your child by a doctor but ask you to fill in a consent form detailing the dosage required.  All medication will be kept in the school office.


If children are injured at school, they will be attended to by a member of staff who has received First Aid training.  If there is concern about any injury, parents will be contacted.  It is our policy to inform parents if a child has a head injury of any kind.


The school have 3 First Aid Trained staff and 2 paediatric First Aid trained staff. 

How do I check for headlice?

Find out more about treating headlice by clicking here. To watch a video about how to check for headlice, click here. 

Headlice Treatment Leaflet