The Department for Education guidance for the full reopening of schools in September 2020 has just been published and we are now busily working through every detail so we can formulate a safe, comprehensive and of course, fully compliant plan of action. We cannot wait to see ALL your smiling faces again and we will provide details for the start of the academic year just as soon as we can. Please bear with us just a little longer! Thank you as ever for your patience and support.


Mr B Edwards

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs J Osborne

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr J Tyers

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

"We have a commitment to safeguard our children".  


We all have a responsibility to act if we are worried about a child. All children have a right to be safe no matter who they are or what their circumstance. 


 "Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility." 


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mr Ben Edwards

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are: Mrs Jo Osborne and Mr Josh Tyers

The name of the Designated Teacher for Children in Care is:  Mr Bruce Paton

The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Prevent agenda is:  Mr Ben Edwards

The Child Sexual Exploitation Lead is:  Mr Ben Edwards

The Aspire Trustee with Safeguarding responsibility: Mrs  Anna Corbett

Bude Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below and on the Policies page.
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 parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

Operation Encompass:


Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools by the police, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident, and the police have been called.


Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.


We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.


Our trained Key Adult at Bude Primary Academy is Mr B Edwards.