Churston Ferrers Grammar School

Tel: 01803 842289


Safeguarding Information

We are committed to the safeguarding of all our students, staff and visitors.  Safeguarding is a priority and we have put arrangements in place to ensure everyone’s safety on the school grounds and during off-site activities.

We ensure that safeguarding legislation and guidance are adhered to and taken into account when developing and reviewing our policies and procedures.  We work hard to ensure that we provide a safe physical environment for everyone and that the buildings and grounds are of a good standard.

Like all schools, Churston has a Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr David Lewis, Deputy Head Teacher.  We also have an extensive safeguarding team with colleagues taking specific responsibility for particular year groups:

  • Mrs Pili Hegarty – safeguarding lead for Year 7
  • Mrs Jo Denham – safeguarding lead for Years 8 and 9
  • Mrs Jenny Chamberlain – safeguarding lead for Years 10 and 11
  • Mrs Beth Brown – safeguarding lead for Year 12/13
  • Mr Lee Shellum – safeguarding lead for Year 12/13
  • Mr Adam Killeya – safeguarding lead for Sixth Form
In addition, the Level 3 Safeguarding team also includes the following staff:
Head of IT and Commuincations – Mr Paul Radmore
SENDCo lead  – Mr Alistair King
School Counsellor – Mrs Marie Atwell
School Counsellor – Mrs Deborah Wilson
Assistant Headteacher – Mr Daniel Greaves
Headteacher – Mr Kieran Earley
Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mr Adrian Handley; he is actively involved in helping us to ensure that safeguarding at Churston remains both effective and up to date. Our policies and procedures enable us to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues together with recording and monitoring processes.

At Churston, it is a condition of employment that all staff have a clear enhanced DBS check and are trained to an appropriate level dependent on their core responsibilities.

Churston’s commitment to safeguarding is central to the success of all our students.  The Governing body, the Senior Leadership Team and the Safeguarding Team will ensure that all policies and procedures are kept up to date and in line with the latest advice from government.

Should you wish to make an allegation about a member of school staff, please contact the Head Teacher via

Should you wish to make an allegation about the Head Teacher, please contact the Chair of Governors, Mr Rob Tyler,

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