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22/01/22

Retweeted From Shaun Garrett

Our Bench of Hope has arrived. It was great to be one of the first to visit The Bench. The inscription on the bench is a powerful statement. https://t.co/u21xAGf7ka

14/01/22

Is your child due to start Nursery in September 2022? The closing date for September 2022 Nursery admissions is Friday 15th January. Please follow the link below to our Nursery Admissions page for more information on how to apply:https://t.co/lBP9rdPlmM https://t.co/eVXmSSWXg9

17/12/21

Wishing all our children, staff, parents and carers a happy and peaceful Christmas. Have a lovely holiday and see you all in January! 🎄🎄 https://t.co/3L1Jhhwydj

17/12/21

Assemblies were held at Pine Ridge & Lorraine this morning to draw & announce the winners of the Christmas Fayre Hamper, Toy and Sweet Raffles. Congratulations to all our prize winners! 🎄🎄https://t.co/lhcgYh6eFv

09/12/21

The children have loved their fab Maths Week! It was an inspirational week during which the children engaged with a wide range of exciting, fun-filled maths activities & acquired new knowledge! Please follow the link to our website! https://t.co/tZh5jUHZ7W https://t.co/Cg5D9jLNda

30/11/21

Please come along and join us for our second Parent Workshop - Understanding and Supporting your Child's Anxiety at Lorraine Infant School tomorrow, Wednesday 1st December at 9.00am. Please call the school office to register on 01276 65649 https://t.co/McieDOohvT

23/11/21

We were so impressed to see all of your wonderful ideas for the half term Seesaw Competition across ! Some truly imaginative ideas, using many different materials. Our newly appointed School Council had the privilege of choosing the winning entries! https://t.co/PQVcvjVJjS

23/11/21

Are you looking for a Year 3 place next September for your child? We have some spaces left on our Open Events and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school! 👇https://t.co/XcRoVUrTK1 https://t.co/BcrQygYPxR

12/11/21

Look! 👇🏻 https://t.co/LuzngJ7I0V

12/11/21

This week our 3 schools held their own Remembrance Day assemblies. Children have been actively fundraising for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal & held assemblies in which the children made a wreath out of poppies they had made. Follow the link: https://t.co/pxNg3Hw8nS

02/11/21

Over the last half term, Owls Class have been taking part in lots of fun activities with plenty more planned for this half term too! Please follow the link to our website to find out more. https://t.co/9sUQzTLDd7

18/10/21

Will your child be starting school in September 2022? Pine Ridge and Lorraine Infant Schools would like to invite you to our Open Events on Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 17th November. We look forward to seeing you there! Check out https://t.co/lBP9rdPlmM

03/09/21

Lovely to see our wonderful Infant children and families again, and to welcome our fantastic new Reception and Nursery cohorts! What a great start! Well done to you all

05/07/21

Forest School update! The children are thoroughly enjoying their outdoor learning sessions at Forest School. Please follow the link to our website to see some of the activities they have been taking part in. https://t.co/g1ovQuuNiG https://t.co/0OvFz4VzLc

22/06/21

‘Owls class’ (and Miss Williams!) were delighted to receive a reply from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, having sent them letters about their ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ topic! A lovely surprise! 🇬🇧 https://t.co/K4TtEAdKhQ

24/05/21

Retweeted From @_Cordwalles

Delighted to welcome to the beautifully curated history museum at Cordwalles today! Head Girl, Ndjivatera & Head Boy, Caleb were proud to show off the exhibit, which has been a curriculum focus this half term, enjoyed by the whole school https://t.co/89zd8gJudw

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 Karen Ney: Head of School (Infant)
  • Mrs Anna Freshwater: Head of School (Infant) (Maternity)
  • Mrs Abi Moore: Executive Assistant Headteacher & SENCo

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.