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Our 41st school and 11th brand new school since 2013 - our 9th brand new primary school. This time in Banbury. Less than a month to go!!


Retweeted From Lynne O'Reilly

Great opportunity : Chief Financial Officer job with GLF SCHOOLS | Guardian Jobs


Retweeted From Lynne O'Reilly

An opportunity to join the trust board of one of the largest MATs in the country. ⁦⁦⁦⁩ ⁦


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Here's a nice meaty one for a fabulous SBL looking to take on a CFO role.


Retweeted From Ben Wakefield

Another great opportunity with


The last of the remaining 14 schools finish their academic year today. Enjoy the break and we’ll see you in 3 weeks for A level and GCSE results days and the “return to school” planning. Stay safe; stay alert; take care.


Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Wonderful opportunity for our NQTs


Retweeted From GLF Schools’ Careers

Do you have a passion for people and all things HR? Our cluster of schools are looking for an experienced People Administrator to oversee Southgate, Kilnwood Vale and Forge Wood Primary schools. We are happy to discuss flexible working hours for this role.


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Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Congratulations to Team Canada 🇨🇦 on a fantastic win today! Well done to all students who took part in the various challenges over this half term, showing character & perseverance! Have a great summer! ☀️🏖🇬🇧🇿🇦🇨🇦


Retweeted From The Vale Primary School

What a lovely last day of term. Mrs Leyland and I have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of pupils; parents and staff. A huge thank you to everyone. We very much look forward to seeing you all back in September.


Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

The end of a remarkable school year is upon us . Well done to our school community who have risen to the challenges and changes presented to us! Good luck to Y6 as they move on 🎉. Thank you for our gifts and cards too🎁💐. Happy summer holidays 🌞😎.


Retweeted From STEMYMissBanda

Hi there My name is Thandi Banda and I am taking part in this year’s I have made a little video to show you guys how easy it is to make bottle gardens at home using old glass bottles and a range of plants! Hope you are enjoying the show so far!


Retweeted From GLF Schools

26 of our 40 schools have now closed for the summer break...the remaining 14 finish on Tuesday and Wednesday. We wish you all a safe and healthy summer holiday. Take care, stay safe.


Retweeted From Kilnwood Vale Primary

Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday.


Retweeted From Forge Wood Primary

Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday. We can’t wait to have you all back in September!


Retweeted From The Beacon School

Amazing local charity releases a single.


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

“Some inflation in national grades for one year is a small price to pay.” And from the comments section: “...there will be some huge issues for teachers to resolve on results day.” Give the benefit of doubt and let their ‘ability’ be tested at a later date - ie Y11 in 2 years??


Retweeted From Meridian High School

Fantastic News from Team Meridian! We have been awarded “we’ve embraced thrive” status!! Great achievement and we are very proud to have embraced Thrive as an approach in our school. If you would like to know more get in touch!


Retweeted From Clare Graham

Where does the time go? Last day of primary school thank you so much for everything, a total of 7 years at this great school comes to an end! 😢

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
  • Mr Paul Syson-Harvey: Head of School (Infant)
  • Mrs Ruth Hall: 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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