About our school
Children and young people placed at the heart of their learning

At school we have a simple phrase ‘Never Go Home with a Concern.’ You will see this phrase around the building and hear staff say it. Stanton Vale regards it’s responsibility to safeguard pupils with the upmost importance. Keeping pupils safe is our ‘golden thread’ that can be seen and felt in every element of the schools work and staff are empowered to report a concern either to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads in school are:

Joanne Kiernan Interim Headteacher

Jayne Hallam Middle Leader

Helen Shirtcliffe Middle Leader

Staff receive regular safeguarding training and there is a nominated Governor,  Lesley Turner, who oversees our safeguarding provision.

The Safeguarding Policy can be found here and clearly identifies how we will deal with a concern. It may be helpful to know that the Authority requires Headteachers to report any obvious or suspected child abuse to Social Care. This duty is not something we consider lightly and we hope that you would recognise that the school has to act in what was believed to be in the child’s best interest.

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, If you have any concerns there is a dedicated team at Derbyshire Support Services, called Starting Point 01629 53 53 53′, if you have an immediate concern.


Keeping Children Safe in Education – DfE Guidance

Safer Working Practices

Working Together to Safeguard Children


Below are a few links that you might find useful in supporting your child.

Worried about a child?

See something Say Something!

Parental guide to Instagram

Parental guide to popular Apps and Web Addresses

Parental Guide to Player Unknown Battle Grounds(PUBG) app

Parental Guide to Online Streaming

Parental Guide to Minecraft

Parent top tips for a summer of Football

Snap Chat ‘Snap Map’ Guidance