Our School


Protecting all children and staff

At Brimsdown School We take the safety of our children very seriously and have clear policies in place to support our safeguarding practice.

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of any child at Brimsdown Primary School, please do not hesitate to contact one of our designated Child Protection staff:


Safeguarding Leads:

Matt Clifford Headteacher

Paul Venus Deputy Headteacher

Marina Sophocleous

Designated Safeguarding Officers:

Nancy Bent Assistant Headteacher

Chloe Bedford SENDCO

Helen Kocaemir Assistant Headteacher

Lauraine O’Shea SENDCO and Lead Practitioner



Any concerns about volunteers or staff members then please speak to Headteacher, Matt Clifford.

Children playing in the reception outdoor area with a member of staff

The Area Child Protection Committee, with members from Social Care, Health Departments, Police, NSPCC, the Education Department and others, have published procedures on Child Protection. The procedures give clear instructions for school staff to inform Social Care immediately of any allegation of abuse or non-accidental injury. It is the duty of the school to follow these instructions. Parents/carers are informed as soon as possible. A copy of the school’s Child Protection Policy is available in the policy section of this school website. If you have any questions about safety and security, please address them to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Enfield Safeguarding Children Board poster