Core Right: We have the right to be safe & protected from harm.

At Pennard Primary School the health and safety of all children is of paramount importance. Parents send their children to school every day with the expectation that school provides a safe, secure environment in which their children can flourish.

Our Safeguarding Policy explains how the school works to ensure that children are thriving and safe. We take safeguarding and the protection of children very seriously. If we have any concerns about a child’s welfare it is the Headteacher’s responsibility to contact Social Services. If you have any concerns about the well-being of a child please inform us in confidence immediately.


When children start school parents are asked to complete a form outlining any medical history including any allergies suffered, that we should be aware of. It is important that this record including contact details is kept up-to-date.


Basic first aid is given at school when necessary by qualified First Aiders. If an accident needs hospital attention we will make every effort to contact parents. We ask parents to ensure all contact details are kept up-to-date so that we can make contact in an emergency. All injuries are recorded.


Since July 2015 all schools and registered childcare providers have been subject to a duty to, in the exercise of their functions, have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This is called the Prevent duty. You can find out more here: