Pathfinder Northstowe

The Pathfinder

Church of England Primary School

The roots to grow, the path to follow and the wings to fly
Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust


The Pathfinder C of E Primary School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care.


“The welfare of the child is paramount”

(the Children Act 1989)


Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (Section 157 for Independent schools) places a statutory responsibility on the governing body to have policies and procedures in place that safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are pupils in the school.


Our first and foremost priority is to keep your child safe and healthy; there are safeguarding notices around our school to remind staff and visitors of our policies and practices with the key message that: “Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, every day”. Under the Ofsted framework, safeguarding is a key indicator of what constitutes a good school.


If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads below, or email  


If you think a child or an adult with care and support is in immediate danger, phone 999.



Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mrs Stephanie Lockwood, Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mrs Alex Housden, Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs Chris Christie, School Family Support Worker
  • Mrs Emma de Witte, EYFS Lead
  • Miss Stacey Dean, Pre-School Deputy Manager
Designated Safeguarding Governor
  • Mr Adam Janocka
Looked After Children Lead
  • Mrs Alex Housden, Deputy Headteacher


  • Mrs Lisa Adcock, School Administrator 
  • Mrs Chris Christie, School Family Support Worker

Safer Recruitment

  • Mrs Stephanie Lockwood, Headteacher
  • Mrs Alex Housden, Deputy Headteacher 
  • Mr Adam Janocka, Chair of Governors 

Local Visits Co-ordinator

  • Mrs Emma de Witte

Making a Referral – Members of the Public


If you are concerned about a child or an adult at risk, you can call the MASH on:


Children’s Services: 0345 045 5203 Children’s Services: 01733 864180
Adult Services: 0345 045 5202 Adult Services: 01733 747474
Emergency Out of Hours Team 01733 234724 Emergency Out of Hours Team 01733 234724