Safeguarding at Pondhu School


At Pondhu, we are committed to safeguarding children. The health, safety and emotional well-being of every child are our paramount concern. Our aim is that the children will thrive during their time with us in a safe and happy environment.

We will work in partnership with you to enable your child to achieve their full potential.

We have a child protection policy and procedures in place which underpin our work in school. All staff, including our volunteers and supply staff, must ensure they are aware of our procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read these on request, please ask at the office.


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 always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with the parents/ carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child’s best interests.


All the work we undertake in school is in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.


Our Safeguarding Team are:

Mrs Rachel Clift

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Clift is also our Designated Teacher for CIC

Wendy Gorvett

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Emma Jolliff

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Vicci Grainger

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Sarah Guest

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Daphne Johns

Safeguarding governor

If you have a concern please contact a member of the Safeguarding team either on 01726 74550 or by emailing However, if you have a concern out of school hours please use the phone number for the Multi-Agency Referral Unit which is 0300 1231 116.
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Operation Encompass
Pondhu Primary School is an Operation Encompass School.

Operation Encompass is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that the school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred, where a child from our school has been exposed to domestic abuse.


This will enable the school to sensitively and appropriately support the child and family to ensure they feel safe and secure after an incident of domestic abuse.


If you wish to find out further information about Operation Encompass, please do contact school and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team.


If you wish to find out more about operation encompass click here Home : Operation Encompass