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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery


At Gorseybrigg Primary School we fully recognise our responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding, including Online Safety.

We take our responsibility very seriously and aim to keep all children in our care as safe as possible.

All of our policies and procedures outline how we will deliver these responsibilities, ensuring the safety and welfare of our children both in school and out of school. 

Our governing body also play a vital role in ensuring that our policies and procedures are robust and effective.

Safeguarding Lead in School | Corinne Thornton (Headteacher)
Deputy Safeguarding Lead | Rachel McLeod (Deputy Headteacher)
Governor for Safeguarding | Wendy Temple (Chair of Governors)
Governor for Anti Bullying | Jill Andrews 


For any safeguarding concerns, please speak to the Headteacher or Deputy headteacher in the first instance. However, if they are unavailable please email Corinne Thornton on or Rachel MacLeod or out of hours contact email is - this is checked regularly during weekends and school holidays.  

Any Safeguarding concerns can be reported to any member of staff as safeguarding our children is everybody’s responsibility.

Parents should be aware that under the 2004 Children's Act, we all have a duty of care to children. Our school is required by law to take any reasonable action to safeguard our pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child maybe subject to or at risk of ill treatment, negligence or other forms of abuse including Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and risky online behaviour, we are obliged by law to follow the procedures established by the Derbyshire Safeguarding Board and this may involve a referral to Starting Point and Social Care.

Scroll down to find some useful information relating to Safeguarding.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Positive Behaviour Policy

Gaming Webinar for Parents

Anti Bullying Policy
Child Friendly Anti Bullying Leaflet
Online Safety Policy including acceptable Use of Computers Policy
Children Missing in Education Policy 

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Click HERE for a link to the 'Staying Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic' webpage from Derbyshire County Council.  This contains a very helpful contact list of support available for families at this time. 

Other Useful Information

CAMHS Derbyshire
(Child and Adolescent Mental health Services)
(An educational resource for children’s mental health)
(An educational resource for children’s mental health)
(A resource for children to help them stay safe on the internet)

Child Net


For more information on keeping children safe and resources to help and inform, visit the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and navigate to the parent and carer pages here.


Internet matters - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

London Grid for Learning - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Net-aware - for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

Parent info - for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Thinkuknow - for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre - advice for parents and carers

Childline - for supporting children

CEOP - for advice on making a report about online abuse