St. Andrew's CE (VA) Infant School

Promoting excellence within a caring, Christian community

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Both schools are closed to most pupils (from Friday 20 March 2020) Between 9am and 3pm the Junior School can be contacted should you need to discuss emergency childcare.


St Andrew’s CE (VA) Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance and we expect all members of the school community to share this commitment.

Mrs Jo Swallow is our school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). She is the lead person in our school and the person you should contact if you have concerns about a child. She is supported by our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Matthew Cupryk (Learning Mentor). Both Mrs Swallow and Mr Cupryk are available to contact via the school office. We are supported by our school’s safeguarding governor, Mrs Elizabeth Lawley.

More information on the ways we keep the children in our school safe is available in our Safeguarding Policy.

We are a Rainbows Kitemark school here at St. Andrew’s which means that key staff are trained to provide therapeutic support for pupils suffering from bereavement and loss.

Here at St. Andrew’s we actively support the Prevent Agenda.

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, left wing, animal rights, environmental and splinter groups. More information on this strategy can be found here.

Where to go for more information

Contact School

If you have any questions or concerns about the Prevent strategy and what it means for your child, please do not hesitate to contact school.

See our policies

You will find more details in our safeguarding policy, available on our website.

We also have information about spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British values.

External sources

The following sources may also be useful for further information:


Parent Zone, Making the Internet work for Families

Frequently asked questions, Prevent For Schools

What is Prevent? Let’s Talk About It

Open Minds Calderdale

If you are a young person, parent, carer or professional in Calderdale this site is for you. It will help you with questions about emotional health and wellbeing, showing you where you can find support.

Keeping children safe online over the holidays
With new gifts from Santa and extra screen time at home over the holidays…..

Check out this blog for tips on how you can make sure that your child is safer online, over the Christmas period and beyond.

What parents can do:
* • The Internet of Things: 9 ways of making your connected home more secure
* • Seasonal Netiquette: 5 new parenting rules for screen time and tech when families gather

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