Such matters as attendance, appearance, health, general progress, class discipline and welfare are the responsibility of the staff under the overall direction of the Headteacher.
Each teacher is concerned with the well-being and happiness of the children in his/her care.
Any parent who is worried about their child is encouraged to contact the school to arrange to meet the Headteacher or a member of staff.
The LEA is also represented through its Education Welfare Officer, Therapists, Educational Psychologist, School Doctor, Dentist and Nurse.
School Governors and the Clergy at St Peter's are also available for help and advice.
Because of day-to-day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop.
Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of the Stockport Child Protection Procedures, to report their concerns to the Social Services Department immediately.