It is important that our parents, staff, students and governors all know what is expected of them to ensure that Greenfields is an inclusive, safe and friendly learning environment.

As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are committed to delivering their policies and procedures. These can be found at:


As an academy serving our local community, it is also important that we have our own policies as well that meet the specific needs of our students and parents. You can view this at the left of this page.

Our academy accessibility plan is available on request. To view the Trust's complaints procedure policy please click here.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all the children in our care and have a large team trained in Safeguarding. 

Greenfields’ recruitment and selection procedures specify that all adults working with children have an enhanced DBS disclosure. This is to ensure that all unsuitable people are prevented from working with children. 

We have robust procedures for admitting anyone into the school who will work with children and any visitor without a DBS (formerly CRB) certificate, including parents, is accompanied at all times.

All visitors are provided with safeguarding information, which outlines the procedure for reporting any concerns they may have.

Anyone witnessing a disclosure or feeling concern is directed to immediately record the details on one of the school’s internal concern forms (red forms/white forms) and to return it to one of the DSLs as soon as possible. 

Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy for more detail about recognising the signs of abuse and the procedures to follow.

If you are a parent and you are worried about any child:

If you have concerns about any child, whether a pupil at Greenfields or not, then you should contact the County Child Protection Team Contact Centre (MASH team) on 0300 126 1000 (option 1). You can do this anonymously if you prefer.

If you are unsure about contacting them, please do ask for advice from one of our DSLs who will be able to support you.

Meet our Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Sandra Appleby (Headteacher)


Mrs Claire Tyrrell-Smith (Deputy Headteacher and SENCO)


Mrs Lizzie Baker (Family Support Worker)


Mrs Rachel Taplin (Family Support Worker)


Miss Eve Kenny (Senior Leadership Team and Class Teacher)


Miss Rebecca Wood (Early Years Lead and Class Teacher)


 Mrs Amelia Holdcroft (Senior Leadership Team and Class Teacher)