This section of the website is in place to share all of the things that we do at school to ensure the safety of the entire school community. You will find information and links to child safety sites here.

InMAT inspire multi-academy trust is fully is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all our pupils. We expect everyone associated with InMAT, all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Our CEO is the trust Designated Safeguarding Lead. Our trust Inclusion Lead supports our schools to make sure their processes and procedures are robust and fit for purpose. Each school in our trust has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and a safeguarding governor.  We are committed to ensuring that our safeguarding leaders and all staff and volunteers receive the appropriate training to prepare them for their roles.

All our schools follow the guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018), the Governance Handbook. All staff and volunteers will adhere to the InMAT safeguarding policy, whistleblowing policy and staff code of conduct.  

We recognise that all staff, governors, children, parents and volunteers all have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. Our school procedures for safeguarding children are in line with the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB).

For further information, please see a full copy of our Safeguarding Policy or alternatively contact the school office for a hard copy.

For Children

Everyone at school wants you to feel happy and safe. You can talk to any adult in school if you feel worried or unsafe. We have a 'Hand of Trust' in each classroom. This has the names and photographs of people you might feel comfortable talking to.

For Parents

If you have any concerns about your child's welfare please make an appointment with the class teacher in the first instance. Remember, they will take any issue or concern you have seriously and are committed to helping your child feel safe at school. Most issues are resolved satisfactorily at this stage.

If you have a concern about a pupil or a member of staff, please use the contact details below for the designated safeguarding leader, or check the school's website. / 01327 702783

If your concern is about a senior leader at one of our schools, please contact Helen Williams, the InMAT designated safeguarding leader, or email:-

Designated Safeguarding Leaders

  • InMAT Trust - Helen Williams 01604 434600
  • St James Infant School – Gail Gynn 01327 702783

If you do not wish to speak with a designated safeguarding leader, please email :-

If you have an urgent concern about a child you can contact the Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

You can also contact the Northamptonshire Multi-agency safeguarding hub directly on 0300 126 7000

Or by using the link:

Report a concern - Help and protection for children (

Well-being Team

Mrs Clare Cousins and Miss Helen Robinson are our Parent Support Workers and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Miss Robinson runs Kaleidoscope and pupil interventions. Their role is very diverse and includes emotional support for both children and their families. The team are available to support parents with any aspect of parenting. They have a wealth of experience, however if they cannot provide the support required they will signpost parents to other services and agencies.

Designated Senior Persons

Every school is required to have at least two people who are highly trained in Safeguarding. These are referred to as Designated Senior Persons. Our current staff are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead :

  • Gail Gynn – Head teacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Pupil and parent support worker - Helen Robinson
  • Assistant Head Teacher and KS1 Class Teacher - Mrs Sarah O'Shea
  • Parent support worker and SENDCo - Clare Cousins
  • KS1 Class teacher - Shannon Harris
  • Pre School Lead and Brambles Manager - Laura Fuller

Safeguarding Governor:

  • Iuliania Lisnic

Useful Weblinks for Parental Support:

Crisis: or text 'shout' to 85258 Northamptonshire Domestic Violence Northamptonshire Drug and Alcohol Support  Adult Mental Health Advice