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Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence

Barham Primary School

Embedding Excellence


For any matters concerning safeguarding outside school hours or in the school holidays, please email the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead on

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Safeguarding Responsibilities Staff List
Contact Name Key Area of Responsibility

Executive Headteacher
Ms Karen Giles

Overall responsibility for Safeguarding,
Confidentiality & Whistle blowing, AASV
Data Protection

Associate Headteacher
Mrs Elisabeth Hicham

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Designated Person for looked after children
Day to day operational management
Personal Development, Welfare, Behaviour
Attendance & Punctuality
Strategic Leader of Maths

Associate Headteacher
Ms Nyasha Brackett-Thomas

Designated Person for looked after children
Deputy DSL (DDSL)
Pupil Premium
ECT Tutor

Key Stage 1 Phase Leader 
Strategic Leader of English for Reading & Phonics

Associate Headteacher
Mrs Shanta van Amstel

Online Safety Officer
Deputy DSL (DDSL)
Lower Key Stage 2 Phase Leader
Diversity champion in BCRB 
Strategic Leader of English for Writing & Assessment

Associate Headteacher & SENDCO
Ms Silvana Mazzaschi

Responsibility for monitoring pupils with special needs and organising support for vulnerable children
Deputy DSL (DDSL)
Strategic Lead of RSE & Mental Health &

Associate Headteacher
Mr Stephen Anti

Deputy DSL (DDSL)
Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader
Students &Volunteers
Strategic Leader of Science

Mrs Daksha Thanki

Governor with specific responsibility for child protection and Health and Safety

Mr Stephen Anti

Educational Visits

Mr Peter Haines

Health & Safety, School Security & Risk Assessment

Mrs Marion Prince
Mrs Dharmista Patel

Welfare, First Aid & Medication
Meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions / providing first aid

Ms Niru Patel
Ms J O’Sullivan
Mrs S Khan
Ms M Narcisse  
Mr D Mason 

First Aiders
(A number of staff have Paediatric First Aid)

Mr Peter Haines & Mrs Kokila Jethwa

Single Central Record and DBS

Mrs Shaheen Khan &
Mrs Elisabeth Hicham

Attendance & Punctuality

or you can contact Mrs Dot D'Souza via the admin email address
Child Protection

Our school wants to work with children, parents and the community to ensure the safety and protection of children and to give them the very best start in life. We aim to create an environment in our school which is safe and secure for all children. Through providing activities and opportunities in the PSHE curriculum we aim to equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe. E.g. we enable children to have the self confidence and the vocabulary to resist inappropriate approaches and encourage children to develop a sense of autonomy and independence.

We follow the guidelines laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children Board and staff receive regular training in Safeguarding.

We work with Brent’s Duty Social Work teams and if a report is to be made to the authorities, we take advice in deciding whether we should inform the child's parents at the same time.

Copies of our Safeguarding policies (including Child protection) are available by clicking here or from the main office.                    

School Security

Barham Primary School provides a secure site, which has controlled entry, but the site is only as secure as the people who use it. We ask all people visiting the site to abide by our security procedures. Gates are locked except at the start and end of each day. Doors should be closed to prevent intrusion but to facilitate smooth exits. Visitors, volunteers and parents must only enter through the main entrance and after signing in at the office window. Children will only be allowed home with adults with parental responsibility or confirmed permission.Children are not allowed to leave school alone during school hours, and if collected by an adult, they must be signed out.

We take the issue of bullying very seriously at Barham Primary School. We have an anti bullying policy which is reviewed annually. We investigate all reports of bullying from pupils, parents/carers and others and work with all the parties to talk through and resolve the situation. Bullying is defined as when a child is deliberately being made unhappy over a sustained period of time. We make anti bullying high profile through assemblies, our curriculum and our active participation in Anti bullying week every year.                   
Internet Safety

Whether on a computer or laptop at school or at home, a games console or mobile phone, children are increasingly accessing the internet, whenever they can and wherever they are. At Barham we recognise that, in
addition to the Internet being a great tool to support our children’s learning, there are a number of risks for our children when online.
At Barham we take Internet safety very seriously. All our staff and pupils are aware of their responsibilities to promote safe and secure use of the Internet and school computer equipment and to follow school Internet safety procedures. 

All pupils cover Internet safety issues in ICT at the beginning of every school year. These issues are revisited and monitored by the class teacher on a regular basis. This includes ensuring that pupils know what to do if an Internet safety issue arises. All pupils have read and discussed with their teacher and signed an acceptable use of ICT policy. For more information about Internet safety for pupils, please visit our school website.

At Barham parents/carers are encouraged to work in partnership with us. We also provide regular parent evenings with demonstrations and suggestions for safe home Internet use are also run at the school. For more information, please speak to the school office or email

Read Barham Primary's Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.