Grampian Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Parents can feel confident that carefully thought out policies, procedures and practice are in place, underpinned by advice from the Derby Safeguarding Children Board and taking account of guidance issued by the DfE (Government Department for Education).

Child Protection

The school’s Safeguarding Team is made up of the following senior leaders:

  • The designated lead for child protection and safeguarding is the Head Teacher Mrs M Murfin & Deputy Headteaher Mrs L Hanser
  • The deputy designated lead for child protection and safeguarding is Mrs Spooner (SENDCo)
  • Mrs Spooner (SENCO) also has delegated responsibility for child protection and safeguarding.

Miss Wilcock (Parent and Pupil Support Manager) also works within the Safeguarding Team.  As part of this role she works closely with parents/carers and pupils and will be involved in child protection cases.

All members of the Safeguarding Team are DSL trained in accordance to the Derby Safeguarding Children Board.

All staff working within the school have receive Level 1 child protection training delivered in line with the Derby Safeguarding Children Board. Those staff who work regularly with children and families and may be asked to contribute to child protection processes, including teachers, teaching assistants and the school admin team, have received Level 2 child protection training in accordance to the Derby Safeguarding Children Board.

Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. It is the duty of every member of staff to record and report any concern to the above named staff.

Grampian Primary Academy believes that ‘Safeguarding’ covers any area of school life that may affect the safety, vulnerability or wellbeing of the children. In recognition of this, other policies relating to wider aspects of safeguarding are in place and may be requested at any time. Please contact the school office. (Anti-Bullying / Asthma / Attendance / Critical Incident Plan / Data Security / E-Safety & Acceptable Use / First Aid and Illness / Health and Safety / Inclusion & SEN / Looked After Children / Managing Medicines in School / Physical Intervention /  Equality.

Please click link to view our Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Policy

Further information can be found on the Derby Safeguarding Children Board website:

Are you worried about a child?

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can contact the school on:

If you feel a child is at risk of imminent harm, you should contact Derby Children’s Social Care Team using the contact details below.  

During the day: Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

First Contact Team

Ashtree House
218 Osmaston Road
DE23 8JX

Telephone: 01332 641172
Fax: 01332 643299

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999