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 Safeguarding Children at Therfield School

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.


Safeguarding Team at Therfield:

Name Role Safeguarding Role
Miss Louise McArthur Assistant Headteacher Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mr Tom Hostler Head of Year 7  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Miss Sophie Barrimore Head of Year 8 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mr Stuart Willis Head of Year 9 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Miss Amy Shepherd Head of Year 10 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mr Richard Kemp Head of Year 11 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mr Chris Eagle Head of Year 12 Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs Kelly Keys Head of Year 13  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs Suzy Stemp Deputy Headteacher Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

 If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher)– who will consider what action to take.

Name Role Email
Mr James Malley Headteacher jmalley@therfield.surrey.sch.uk 
Mrs Katie Miller Chair of Governors cog@therfield.surrey.sch.uk 



You can access advice and guidance here: http://parentinfo.org/articles/all

The full government guidance is located here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online 

Therfield School Online Safety Policy 



All staff are trained in Prevent. You can find out more information on the programme here: http://www.ltai.info/


Safeguarding Handbook