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Safeguarding is EVERYONE's responsibility if you have any worries about the welfare or wellbeing of a child please contact: iArt on 0300 1237047 or NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or email

Our school rules are READY, RESPECTFUL and SAFE.  The SAFE element is taught through many different aspects of school-life. These include: P4C, Assemblies, SMSC, Online Safety, PSHCE and Relationships and Sex Education. We also focus on staying safe in the practical sense through safe movement throughout school and safe play in the playground.

We also have a zero tolerance policy on bullying in order to keep all children safe. We have a bullying investigation procedure that is followed if a concern is made that includes a robust follow-up system. 

We work closely with a range of partners to ensure our children are taught what safe and good relationships are, how to stay safe and what to do when they don't feel safe.

The most important relationship is our relationship with our children and their parents. We are open and honest and non-judgemental and always have a trauma-informed approach at the centre of everything we do.

We have a robust, three-tier strategy to supporting strong mental health and helping to repair damage caused by trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences:

  1. Quality first teaching of My HAppyMind and Relationship Education. This builds healthy mental habits for life.
  2. Small group or 1:1 interventions from Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Practitioners or ELSA.
  3. A range of professionals and therapists who we can refer to, or who operates in our school. E.g. Art Therapist, Play Therpaist, Platform for Life Counsellors

We also have a Family Wellbeing Lead who is experienced at supporting families through a Team Around the Family approach to reducing barriers. If you would like to know more about this, please contact Mrs Wignall on 01244 256 999.

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Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs Nic Wetton

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via

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