Telephone: 01454 867474   Answerphone: 01454 867475


Address: Guest Avenue, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7GA

Headteacher: Mr Karl Hemmings

Keeping Children Safe

Child Protection and Safeguarding

The welfare of the children is paramount.

The safety and wellbeing of the children is the most important responsibility of the school.  Emersons Green Primary School recognises its responsibility to care for children and take appropriate action in case of suspected or reported child abuse.

Key systems for ensuring children are kept safe:

  • To recognise that all staff have accountability in regard to Child Protection Procedures.
  • To keep all staff informed about child protection procedures and issues.
  • To provide a clear model for management in case of suspected or disclosed child abuse.
  • To provide a model for open and effective communication between children and staff, parents, agencies and other adults working with children.
  • To help children acquire skills and attitudes to both resist abuse in their own lives and to prepare them for responsibilities including parenthood in their own lives.
  • To encourage children to make reasoned and informed choices, judgements and decisions.

Who can I talk to?

The school has a designated senior staff member responsible for co-ordinated action in cases of child protection both within and outside of the school.

The designated child protection lead is:

 Mr Karl Hemmings (Headteacher)

All staff, parents and visitors are to be aware of this person’s name and report concerns to him.

In the absence of the Head, the deputy designated child protection lead is:

Mrs Soraya Young (Deputy Headteacher)

In the absence of the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, the most senior member of staff assumes this role.

There is a governor who oversees and monitors Safeguarding in the school:

Mrs Jo Bishop

The school will ensure there is a clear system of communication for channelling concerns and that there are no barriers to this communication.

All staff will read and follow Keeping-children-safe-in-education. In addition, the school follows the guidelines set out by the South Gloucestershire Children’s board – 


We have a policy that is based on rewards and sanctions.  Good behaviour is rewarded and inappropriate behaviour is marginalised.  We expect your support to ensure your child is well behaved and polite.

When there is concern over a child’s behaviour, we will always involve the parents so that we can work together to resolve the problem.

For further information about our policies, please refer to the Policy Section.

Our Rationale

Discipline is a system of rules for good behaviour. Good behaviour is that which conforms to the reasonable expectations and requirements of the school and is based on the need for physical safety, feelings of security and considering the needs and feelings of others – ‘treat others as you would like to be treated yourself’. This can best be achieved in the framework of a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere in which children are able to give of their best in all school life, and be encouraged and stimulated to fulfil their potential.