Safeguarding Contacts


St Matthew’s Church of England Primary Academy takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.

“The welfare of the child is paramount” (the Children Act 1989).

Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for Independent schools) places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils in the school.

Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy; there are safeguarding notices around our school to remind staff and visitors of our policies and practices with the key message that: “Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day”. Under the Ofsted framework, safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school.

Safeguarding Contacts for St Matthews' Church of England Primary Academy

Safeguarding Team

Miss Young

Miss Young

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Mackley

Mr Mackley

Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy

Miss Parkinson

Miss Parkinson

Designated Safeguarding Lead Back-up

Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Miss Tracy Young - SENCo

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mr Mark Mackely - Headteacher
  • Miss Nichola Parkinson – Family Liaison Worker

Designated Safeguarding Governor

  • Mrs Irene Hanson


  • Mrs Nita Naik
  • Attendance consultant Mrs Caroline Wallace

Safer Recruitment

  • Mr Mark Mackley - Headteacher
  • Mrs Michelle Jordan - Office Manager 

Local Visits Co-ordinator

  • Mrs Sally Bryden - Assistant Head