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Retweeted From Esther Brooks

absolutely- so proud of and the Covid testing so expertly navigated by , incredible remote lessons at MHS and . Grateful for all support from


Great to read!


Retweeted From Esther Brooks

What wonderful Kindness - I also received a call from a trustee to check in our wellbeing- very touching and thoughtful.


Retweeted From carlygear

Another positive week launching Google Meet at school. Seeing all the pupils’ smiling faces was a definite peak of the week


A brilliant team effort again this week from staff, volunteers, parents and our children and young people! 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿


The Prime Minister’s announcement was the first we knew that schools are to close. We will communicate again with our school communities tomorrow. Lots to consider. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Thanks for everyone’s support throughout 2020 and we look forward to working with you in 2021. Happy new year!


We have to open our sites which fall into like with the government’s published direction. We will endeavour to undertake risk assessments as we have done since March when the first lockdown began.




Merry Christmas!


As our families look forward to the forthcoming break, we wish all our school communities the very best and look forward to seeing you again in 2021. To our staff - thank you for your dedication this term. It has been a phenomenal effort. Stay safe. From the Team


Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

"The team and all the staff at my host school are excellent. I have received a very warm welcome and have felt part of the team from day 1." - Daisy 👫 APPLY today 👉 to join our community!


Retweeted From Laura Roling

I sent an email saying the same to our Head, part of . Teachers and Heads have worked so hard in a difficult year and we are really grateful to them all.


Happy Diwali to all of you celebrating the event. Happy New Year! We hope you have a good day despite the restrictions.


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner 💙

Discussing today how we are going to manage the appeals process...will it be a ‘normal’ pre-2020 appeals process? Students have had covid; some haven’t; self isolation for some, some more than once. This term. Same for staff too.


Thanks for highlighting the brilliant work of estates teams in schools. We have over 150 buildings across our 41 schools and all need continuous care (including essential cleaning).


Retweeted From Hillcroft

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month


Retweeted From Rosebery School

We will never forget. Armistice Day 2020. Head Girls and Senior Leadership gathered to plant poppies and observe the 2 minutes silence, whilst students listened to the poem 'The Day the War Came' by Nicola Davies.


Retweeted From de Stafford School

🌹At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will always remember 🌹


Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

The children have been working really hard and created poppy pebbles for Remembrance Day.

Safeguarding Children

Pine Ridge and Lorraine Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this committment.  Safeguarding is an umbrella term and covers many more aspects than just child protection.

Child Protection is protecting children from identified risks - originally focused on abuse at home, now a wider concept to include bullying, abuse through new technologies, etc.

Safeguarding is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of a child's health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provisions of safe and effective care
  • creating opportunities to enable children to have optimum life chances in adulthood

(2004 Children's Act)

School Policy

The Federation recognises the responsibility it has under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and the requirements of the Safeguarding Children in Education DfES/0027/2004 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Through their day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, staff within the Federation have a crucial role to play in noticing indicators of possible abuse or neglect and referring them to the appropriate agency, normally the appropriate Children's Team (Social Care).

Our Safeguarding Policy sets out how the school's governing body discharges its statutory responsibilities relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school.  The policy also details all relevant procedures in place.  All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures.  Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy which is available on the school website, or from either school office or the Children’s Centre.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

 Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is:

  • Mrs Sarah Nottrodt, Head of School (Junior)

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:

  • Mrs Claire-Louise West: Executive Headteacher
  • Mrs Anna Freshwater: Head of School (Infant)
  • Mrs Abi Moore: Executive Assistant Headteacher & SENCo
  • Mr Pierre van Vuuren: Assistant Headteacher, Teaching and Learning Lead

Governor responsible for Safeguarding:

  • Mrs Joan Madsen

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to the DSL or one of the DDSLs as soon as possible the same day.  Do NOT conduct your own investigation.

If your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then you should report this to the DSL or one of the DDSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Executive Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Executive Headteacher) - who will consider what action to take.


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