Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Michelle Ainscough (Pupil Support and Welfare Lead); our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Kristen Fawcett (Headteacher), Leah Kendry  (Deputy Headteacher), Syka Akram (Assistant headteacher) and Emma Putt (Assistant Headteacher) and our Designated Safeguarding Leads for the BASC are Sue Bennett (BASC Manager) Sharon Sanderson and Eleanor Clear.

Our full policy for Safeguarding and Child Protection is saved under the Policies section of the website.



As part of Rush Common’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy and are committed to protecting our pupils from radicalism and extremism. The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)

A link to the full document can be found here:


The school also completes a Prevent Self- Assessment annually and this is used to inform actions in the School Improvement Plan and in the Prevent Action Plan itself. All staff and Directors have undertaken online Prevent training this year.

Details about how our school works to promote the appreciation and celebration of diversity and British Values, can be found under the Curriculum section of our website.


NSPCC Pants Campaign

Teach your child the Underwear Rule and help protect them from abuse. It’s a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.  Click on the link below for further information.