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The Avenue Primary School uses Pam Gartland: Safeguarding First Ltd for staff training, policies, updates and advice in relation to safeguarding.  

Staff at The Avenue all use the CPOMS electronic recording system to record safeguarding concerns. 

All staff and Governors have read the most up to date Keeping Children Safe in Education document (2021).  We also encourage parents/carers to read the document. 

The designated people for safeguarding at The Avenue are – 

  • Mrs Jayne Gibson – Head of School 

Additional members of the Safeguarding Team – 

Mrs Emma Watson – Head Teacher

Miss Jaden Bytheway – Pastoral Lead

Mrs Lucy Owens  – Teacher

These four members of staff have the Level 3 Designated Person qualification. 

Please report any concerns you may have. 

Parents/Carers – please go to the school office and speak to Miss Bytheway, who will speak to Mrs Gibson or Mrs Watson for further advice. 

All advice and referrals go through MACH. 

Multi Agency Children’s Hub (MACH) – 

01642 726004 for Middlesbrough Residents, out of hours 01642 524552 

01642 130700 for Redcar & Cleveland Residents, out of hours 01642 524552 

Parents/Carers are also able to contact the service directly if they have any concerns.  See the link below to the website containing more detailed information.   


Safer Recruitment 

We follow all the guidelines set for safer recruitment. 

School staff and members of the Governing Body and Trust Board trained in Safer Recruitment are: 

  • Mrs Emma Watson 
  • Mrs Jayne Gibson 
  • Miss Jaden Bytheway 
  • Mrs Sylvia Pinyoun 
  • Mr Andrew Tickle 
  • Mrs Rachel Jones 
  • Miss Olivia Hunwick 
  • Mrs Ruth Parker

Privacy Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.