Hurst Knoll St James’ CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.


We all share responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, whether as a parent, carer or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or as a paid or volunteer worker.


At HKSJ there are four members of staff who are designated members of the safeguarding team. Please speak to us if you have any concerns.


Senior Designated Person

Mrs Lisa Smith – Assistant Headteacher    


Additional Designated Persons

Mr Paul Anderson - Headteacher                            

Miss Ashley Harrison – Deputy Headteacher         

Mrs Monica Browe – Learning Mentor


Governor with responsibility for child protection and safeguarding

Mrs Sarah Tindall – Chair of Governors                 


Please click on the link to see our school Safeguarding Statement.


Domestic Abuse- Operation Encompass

Hurst Knoll St James is part of a project that runs jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass.  This school will receive a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household. The purpose of the project is to support children who are affected by domestic abuse by ensuring that their school is informed.

This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.

If you have any concerns, please speak to us. Our door is always open.



Tameside Safeguarding Children’s Partnership

The local authority website is a good source of information and advice for parents and carers as well as children and young people.


Other safeguarding information can be found on our website in the following places:

  • About us/Policies
    • Anti-bullying
    • Anti-radicalisation statement
    • Child protection & Safeguarding
    • Data protection
    • Health & Safety
    • Whistleblowing protocol