St. Oswald's

C of E Primary Academy

01274 573396

St Oswald's CofE Primary Academy, Cross Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 3JT


We ALL have a duty of care to ensure ALL of our children are safe.

In school, we do this by making sure that everyone who comes into the building is suitable for working with children. We also work hard to minimise risk in the grounds and building.

If we have concerns about the safety of any children, we follow the procedures outlined in our Child Protection Policy.  Parents are welcome to read this policy on this website.  It outlines how we deal with any issues when we think children may not be safe, including how we would act if we felt children were not safe at home.

All concerns are recorded and handed to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the Designated Safeguarding Team.

As a team we decide how to deal with a concern. This would usually involve speaking to parents or people from other agencies such as health or social care.

If we feel a child is at risk of harm we would usually discuss this with parents. We then have a duty of care to report our concerns to the assessment team at Bradford Safeguarding Children’s Board.

They can be contacted on 01274 437600 or at their website.

If you have any questions or concerns about safeguarding, please speak to one of the Designated Safeguarding Team.

If you have any concerns about the wellbeing or safety of a child, please speak to a member of the Safeguarding team. 


The St Oswald's Safeguarding team:

Mrs C Hegney - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Designated teacher for looked after and previously looked after children 

Mr N Johnson - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)


Miss G Wilson - Headteacher 

Miss L Preston - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs J McArdle - Assistant Headteacher

Mrs J Pollard - Reception teacher/ Early Reading and Phonics Lead

Mr M Kalas - Attendance team/ Community support 

Mrs N Daxner - 2YO Lead 


Mrs C Perkins - Named Safeguarding Governor 

NSPCC Child Line

The NSPCC regularly visit our school to help provide our children and staff with the knowledge and confidence to speak up when they know they themselves are at risk or they think someone else is.

Child Line can be contacted on 0800 1111.