The safety, welfare and care of our pupils is paramount. We are committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children at all times.

At Heath Mount Primary School in order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all children can feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure either intentionally or unintentionally you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mr D Pipola – Headteacher (Lead DSL)

Miss A Cross - Deputy Headteacher/SENDCO (Lead DSL)

Miss L Taylor – Pastoral Manager (Deputy DSL)

Mr S Ali - Deputy Headteacher (Deputy DSL)

Miss S Brook - Math's Lead/Year 6 Teacher (Deputy DSL)

Mrs A Khan - Teaching Assistant/Thrive Licenced Practitioner (Deputy DSL)

If you have safeguarding concerns about a child please email school using the following address:

Alternatively, Birmingham City Council Children's Trust can also be contacted on

0121 303 1888

Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm

Emergency out-of-hours

Telephone: 0121 675 4806

The document below will give you further information about Keeping Children Safe in School. 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Medicines in School

The only medicine administrated on a regular basis in school is for children with Asthma. The inhaler should be clearly marked with your child's name, class and instructions for use. Remember to collect and wash spacers on a regular basis.

If your child suffers from an allergic reaction, an epipen should be kept on site. We have an emergency epipen on site, which we may use in an emergency. 

The school will only administer life saving medication.

Safer Recruitment

The Governing Body recognises the legal requirements for recruiting and employing people to work in the school and following these requirements is an essential part of its duty of care.

The school has a Safer Recruitment Policy that is available on request.

All of our interview panels have at least one member of staff who has undertaken a safer recruitment training course. All applicants who are invited to interviews must undertake a Warner interview as part of the interview process.

Site Safety

Site safety is extremely important, and we look after your children very carefully whilst they are with us. For the children's safety playground doors are locked at 8:45am, and children arriving late must enter school via the main entrance and sign in.

Gates to the school are locked each day between 8.45am to 3.00pm. 

All visitors must sign in at the front desk and wear a visitor's badge whilst they are on site.

All staff are mindful that they should raise any concerns or any dangers around school immediately.