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Happy National Teaching Assistants’ Day to all our TAs, LAs, LSAs!


And we have another 39 amazing schools in the trust too!


A busy night on Thursday for and as they hold their open evenings. Two phenomenal schools!


Thursday is a busy night for and


Congratulations on a great first full week back everyone!


Retweeted From de Stafford School

It's Prom night for our 2021 Leavers and we're delighted we've been able to give them the celebration they all deserve.#deStaffordProud


Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

We are looking forward to welcoming all the children back to school tomorrow at 8.40am. There will be many members of staff on the gate and around the school to help the children find their way to their new classrooms. We can't wait to see all the children's smiling faces!


Retweeted From SM1/7Jobs

Regional Technician - Central Region closes 27th Sept


Retweeted From Longford Park School

It was lovely to welcome all of our children and their families back today. What a positive start to the year. Special welcome to all of our new children.


Retweeted From Salfords Primary School

At we are ready for the new school year - with new pathways, playground surface, new, cleaned and tidy equipment! The staff have had a super set of INSET days and are looking forward to welcoming you back to school.


Retweeted From Highdown School

Highdown welcomes our new Year 7 students at the start of their career as Highdowners! We are delighted to have them join our school😊


Retweeted From prlfederation

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


Retweeted From @_Cordwalles

Great to see our children and families again, and to welcome our fantastic year 3s! Such a positive start for everyone - well done!


Retweeted From Hillcroft

Wonderful welcoming back our KS1 and KS2 children; they had a fabulous day settling back in and starting their Topics for the term


Retweeted From Kieran Cooke

The evidence is clear on the significant impact of enrichment on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and mobilising volunteers is key to enabling this. But let's consider enrichment opportunities more broadly than just art, drama and music - STEM clubs are a great example


Retweeted From researchED Surrey

Now you're back, a gentle reminder there are still some tickets remaining for our face to face event in Surrey on Saturday 16th October. Find your CPD lead and get them involved!


Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

Looking forward to welcoming the 2021-2022 cohort of Trainee Teachers✨. Wishing all of our trainees the best of luck as they start their teaching career with the GLF Teaching School🤞.


Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

We are pleased to launch our program of Higher Level Teaching Assistant Courses. ✨The 1st course starts on 27.9.21. A great opportunity for looking to increase their skills, responsibilities and salary. Further info see 👇or email


Welcome to the official first day of the 2021-22 academic year! Let’s see what the year holds for us all and let’s approach it calmly and with dignity😊


Welcome back to all our Trust Central Team colleagues today as we make final preparations for our schools’ reopening this week. It is shaping up to be another academic year to remember😀😳

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.