"All the way through his schooling at Stoke Gabriel Primary my son has been nurtured, supported, encouraged and celebrated for his efforts. The consistency of this amazingly high level of teaching hasn't changed or dropped despite the staff changes that are inevitable in the schooling system today. As a parent I couldn't be more grateful to the School and the Academy for the amazing Primary School experience we have been fortunate enough to have had."


Safeguarding is the responsibility of us all.

Keeping our children safe

At Stoke Gabriel Primary School we strongly recognise the need for vigilant awareness of safeguarding issues. All staff have received appropriate training and induction so that they understand their roles and responsibilities and are confident about carrying them out. Staff, pupils, parents and governors feel secure that they can raise any issues or concerns about the safety or welfare of children and know that they will be listened to and taken seriously. This is achieved by maintaining an ethos of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. At our school we are not afraid to challenge each other to keep our children safe.

We all have a safeguarding responsibility and have a duty to refer any safeguarding issues to external agencies that need to be involved.

 Keeping Children Safe In Education: KCSiE 2023
We work with a wide range of agencies to support our pupils safety and welfare, ensuring that they do not come to any harm. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child at our school please see the contact details below:
Contact Telephone Number for any Safeguarding concerns 01803 782469 or MASH - 0345 155 1071

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for our school is: Alice Eeles (Academy Head)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) for our school are:  Sarah Gaskin, James Somers (Senior Teacher) and Matt Tanner.
Alice Eeles

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Gaskin

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr James Somers

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Should the above be unavailable for any reason, please contact one of the other DSL’s within our Trust:-

Bearnes - Tracy Hoare 01626 353980

Broadhempston - Jill Ryder 01803 812689 

Cheriton Bishop – Peter Halford 01647 24817

Diptford – Holly Edgington 01548 821352

Drakes - Pete Halford 01395 443871

Harbertonford – Anne Burns 01803 732352

Hennock - Sarah Reddington 01626 833233

Ilsington – Sam McCarthy-Patmore 01364 661208

Landscove – Jill Ryder 01803 762656

Morchard Bishop - Sam Butler 01363 877328

Moretonhampstead – Alex Waterman 01647 440482

Otterton - Anne Pelosi 01395 568326

Sparkwell - Francesca McLoughlin 01752 878855

Stoke Gabriel – Alice Eeles 01803 782469

Tedburn St Mary – Andy Keay 01647 61338

Widecombe – Anthony Arnold 01364 621261

Wolborough - Tracy Hoare 01626 202050

Yeoford – Chris Martin 01363 84234

The Designated Safeguarding lead for the Trust is Alex Waterman- alex.waterman@thelink.academy 

Devon County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be reached on 01392 384964

Did you know?

Educate Against Hate/PREVENT Duty

The PREVENT duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specifies authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. 

The government have launched a website aimed at supporting parents in implementing the PREVENT Duty. There are some useful resources on the website including written advice and signposting to other organisations. For more information go to educateagainsthate.com


If you have any worries or questions relating to this and are worried about your child, please contact school, or phone 101 to speak to the Police who have specially trained PREVENT officers. 

Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.
From the NSPCC: If you're worried about a child, we're here to provide support and advice to help you. Whatever your concern, you can call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends, or email us at any time at help@nspcc.org.uk.
The PANTOSAURUS video below is a catchy way to help children remember the PANTS rule.
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Operation Encompass


At Stoke Gabriel we are part of project that runs jointly between schools and Devon and Cornwall Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.

 Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make a provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.

 We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

 Please click on the following link for more information http://www.operationencompass.org/