Safeguarding at St Andrew’s School, Turi

Our Safeguarding Team is dedicated to ensuring pupils at St Andrews feel safe and secure. We make children aware that if they have any worries, they must talk to an adult that they trust. In addition, they also have the following people they can turn to:

Mrs Claire Scott
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding trained: Level 3
Mrs Scott was at St Andrew’s School as a pupil. Since then, she has worked in the UK and Kenya. In that time, she has fulfilled many pastoral roles having been a Tutor, House Parent, Chaplain and Assistant Head Pastoral. She is now the Deputy Head Pastoral at the Prep School. Mrs Scott has attended pastoral conferences and has completed online training in order to gain greater insight into utilizing effective pastoral systems. She also teaches Drama and is Head of English. (


James GoreMr James Gore
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding trained: Level 3
This is Mr Gore’s 14th year of teaching and his 10th year in school management. He has spent his time working within leading international schools and has overseen both academic and pastoral issues within those schools. He has worked with a range of staff and pupils from different cultural backgrounds. Over the course of his career, he has attended different courses looking at safeguarding and has completed online training in order to keep up to date with developments in this field. (


Katherine FosterMrs Katy Foster
Safeguarding Lead for Nursery to Year 2
Safeguarding trained: Level 3
Mrs Foster moved to St Andrew’s, Turi in September 2017 as EYFS and KS1 leader. She previously worked in a large Primary school in Devon which was also called St Andrew’s. Her role there was as a Reception teacher in a busy EYFS unit.  The school had a high EAL intake and it actively followed a specialised EAL scheme of work. It also used the successful Thrive programme to ensure the children’s needs were being fully recognised and supported. Many of these ideas have been invaluable to hers current Safeguarding role, where she oversees Safeguarding for EYFS and KS1 with Mrs Scott. (


Claire-Hirons-Head-of-ArtMiss Claire Hirons
Anti-bullying Coordinator
Miss Hirons has been at St. Andrews since 2016. She is involved with working in the Junior Girls dorm which provides her with an opportunity to interact the children outside of the school environment. She is also a KS3 tutor to a great group of children which has its challenges but is also very rewarding. This year she has undertaken the role of Anti-Bullying Coordinator and has a small team of students to help make the school a safer and more enjoyable place for the children in our care. (


Mrs Maz BrownMrs Marian Brown
Safeguarding Governor
Safeguarding trained: Level 3
Marian Brown volunteered as Governor with Safeguarding responsibilities in September 2017.  She lives in Nairobi with her husband and 3 children who attend school in Nairobi.  She is a teacher by background and is currently studying for a Masters in Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties.