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Today is - An international awareness day of the rights of children & youth with care experience. Please RT to celebrate the achievements of children & young people in care as well as raise awareness of some of the issues they may encounter in childhood and beyond.


Have you got that yet? We hope this gets you in the mood for the weekend! What a great attitude to life and a great way to end half term! 😀


Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in a school.


Retweeted From Aureus School

.Still time to apply to join our values-based team in our school as we move into our 2nd year:


Retweeted From Aureus Primary

We are looking for dynamic Nursery, Early Years, Reception & KS1 teachers to join our team as we open our school in Sept 2018. An excellent opportunity to start your career with & work with the the team


Retweeted From Leadership Matters

🚩 'We cannot keep saying we have a recruitment issue, we need to reflect and realise we have a retention issue.' - Hannah Wilson ﹡NEW ARTICLE on -


Headteacher Lightwater By: 5th March For Sept 18 HT across two schools: One two-form entry infant, one-three from entry junior. and , two community schools with a proven track record of exceptional outcomes.


Eventually, half term is here! Thank you to every single one of the employees for helping make a truly positive difference to the children and students in our schools. Now it's time to rest, relax and re-charge!


Retweeted From Alister Moses

First cohort of the Primary GLF Middle leaders course well under way. Thank you Cuddington Croft for all your hard work!


Retweeted From K Cook

Such focused prep for our debating competition. Ideas being shaped by and


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Delighted to be at the 2nd Annual Science Finals crowning the GLF Young Scientist of the Year 2018. Over 300 children and students from 18 schools, hosted by . Thanks to everyone involved especially to our parents visiting this pm.


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Great to be at the event this evening along with & .


Retweeted From LimeTreeRedhill

URGENT MESSAGE Due to the lack of internet connectivity at Lime Tree today, the E-Safety evening is cancelled. Please look out for future dates.


Today marks since some British women were first guaranteed the right to vote. The Representation of the People Act was adopted in February 1918, eventually paving the way for universal women's suffrage in the country.


Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

Children's Mental Health Week starts this week, all of our school community should be proud of


Retweeted From Wayne Norrie GAT CEO

A huge thank you to & the senior team for meeting with me today. It was great to hear about another MATs approach. Lots to think about and share with the team . Looking forward to getting our senior teams together soon


Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Lead Practitioner - Mathematics Croydon For: September 18 By: 26th Feb Outstanding leader required with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude to work, to join school on an exciting journey of improvement. DM for more information


Retweeted From de Stafford School

A reminder to all Year 8 parents/carers that the deadline for your son/daughters options form is this time next week (9th February). A copy of the Options Booklet can be found on our website


Retweeted From Southgate Primary School

Welcome to Southgate Primary Schools Twitter page! We look forward to updating you on all the exciting things happening at school!


“The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.” If you want to make a real difference for our children and students, contact the team today

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 commitment. 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 tat 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 familiies, 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 C. West, Executive Headteacher

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are:

  • Mrs S. Nottrodt: Executive Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs A. Freshwater: Executive Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs E Norman-Rutter: Deputy Headteacher
  • Mrs P Harris: Children’s Centre Manager

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 Head Teacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Executive Head Teacher) – who will consider what action to take.



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