At St. Mary’s we have a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

We teach the Pupils about the British Values which affirm the basic principles of a just and fair society.  These principles align well with the Church’s teaching on the ‘Common Good’.

The ethos of St Mary’s is one of respect for all, regardless of faith, culture or difference. In RE, pupils are taught about other faiths in order to promote respect and tolerance.

The Government’s ‘Prevent Strategy’ came into force on 1st July 2015 .The purpose of this strategy is to safeguard children from extremist views and violence.  Schools are obliged to make a statement to parents, informing them of the steps being taken to ensure that pupils do not become embittered and resentful of other faiths and cultures through a lack of knowledge and understanding.

Our designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Riddell. Mrs Grassby & Mrs Pullen are the deputy safeguarding leads. Mrs Pullen and Miss Kelly deal with e-safety.  Dr Lucy Russell is our safeguarding governor.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact us -

Karen Riddell


Mrs Karen Riddell






Emma Grassby



 Mrs Emma Grassby

 Deputy DSL




Maria Pullen   


   Mrs Maria Pullen

    Deputy DSL inc e-safety




Jade Kelly 


 Miss Jade Kelly





Lucy russell


  Dr Lucy Russell

   Safeguarding Governor





Kent child protection and website - click here


E-safety -CEOP, click here