At Loders Primary Academy we are committed to safeguarding the welfare and well being of our pupils.

We have clear and highly efficient Child Protection and Whistleblowing procedures.

Staff members are trained and skilled in safeguarding procedures.

Loders unique family ethos comes from a constant focus upon ensuring that our pupils are safe, free of prejudice and bullying, and are enabled/feel confident to express themselves.

We constantly scrutinise our environment to ensure that it meets our pupils’ entitlement to the best possible facilities and helps to maintain their physical and mental health.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is the Head of School, Ms Claire Pooley

The Deputy DSLs are Bethan McGrath and Rebecca Pearce

The safeguarding lead governor is Sarah Sutton

COVID-19 school closure & reopening arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection 

Click here to see the COVID -19 School Safeguarding Policy APPENDIX 1

Click here to see the Loders COVID-19 Safeguarding APPENDIX 2

Click here to see the Loders COVID-19 Safeguarding APPENDIX 3

Click here to see the school safeguarding and child protection policy


The internet provides access to a wealth of information and when used appropriately can enhance the children’s education.

E-safety in our school is a priority, we are committed to ensure that our children stay safe online.

  • All teaching and non-teaching staff are aware and trained to recognise e-safety issues
  • High priority is given to training and continuation training to all staff, including the contribution of the wider school community.
  • Clear reporting processes of any incidents are in place
  • A progressive e-safety curriculum is provided for all children and continually updated
  • A recognised internet service provider (ISP) with age-related filtering is in place
  • Good risk assessment in place
  • Our E-safety policy is continually updated

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.

Dorset Safeguarding Children Board

The Dorset Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB) was therefore set up in order to make sure that key agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Dorset. Please visit the CEOP website or click the button below to find out more information

Click Here To View Our Loders School Safeguarding Leaflet

Helpful general advice sites:

Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Preventy Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school’s safeguarding procedures and practices.
The leaflet below has been created by Dorset on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.

Preventing Terrorism and Radicalisation within our Communities

Please read this leaflet on Preventing Terrorism and Radicalisation within our Communities



Children in Need 2020

13 Nov 2020

Today we raised an amazing £71.29 for Children in Need. It was lovely to see all the children find exciting ways to be yellow or spotty for the day. Thank you again for you generosity!

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2020

The whole school came together to remember the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Cogden Class read short pieces be...

Tribal Kingdom day at Hooke Court

07 Nov 2019

Year 4 became 2 different tribes today, with their friends from the other MAT schools.  They created tribal face art, built shelters and created secret trails with codes.  But the question i...

Year 4 at Hooke Court

06 Nov 2019

We have had a great first day at Hooke Court with Year 4 and as this is being written all children are asleep! Click here to see some more pictures from day 1

Loders celebrates 150 years

14 Oct 2019

We celebrated 150 years of the school on this site by dressing up as Victorian children and learning about life in Victorian times.

Service of Thanksgiving

14 Oct 2019

Pupils, teachers and parents past and present gathered in the church to celebrate 150 years of our school

Crealy Animal Visit

25 Apr 2019

We enjoyed a visit from some exotic animals this week from Crealy. The children were able to handle a stick insect, a millipede, ferrets and a milk snake.

Xtreme Falconry Display

04 Apr 2019

Thanks to the PTFA, we enjoyed a display from Xtreme falconry to end the term. This linked in with some of our science work about habitats and animal adaptations.

National Science Week

11 Mar 2019

This morning the children have worked across the school in house teams for the start of National Science Week. Each teacher led a different activity but all were focused on the skill of prediction.

Year 3/4 Dance Festival

08 Mar 2019

Monmouth pupils took part in the annual Dance Festival organised by Colfox students at Freshwater on Friday. The theme was 'Environment' and our dance was based around and undersea theme to raise awar...