Safeguarding is about promoting welfare and keeping children safe. It is a priority for everyone in our school community.
If you have a child protection concern, speak to a member of our team:
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Bulgin (Deputy Headteacher).
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Julie Knock and Mrs Kate Elliott (Co-Headteachers) and Mrs Burrows Hedgehogs’ teacher).
Or you can contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA). You don’t need to give your name.
East Sussex County Council has information about organisations that help families.
Governor Mrs Natalia Norton monitors our safeguarding policy and practices.
Safeguarding in practice
The School Council regularly talk about safety in school. They consider the physical environment and visitor access. They discuss who to talk to when a child feels unsafe in or out of school.
We encourage pupils to understand the importance of stable, loving relationships, respect, love, and care. We equip pupils with accurate information, positive values and the skills to enjoy healthy, safe and positive relationships.
Years 5 and 6 join the annual ‘Safety in Action’ workshops at the Bohemia Road Fire Station. They learn about rail and water safety and the dangers of electricity pylons. They also learn how to get help in the event of a fire.
Each year, children take part in the Bike Ability award scheme with qualified instructors. The children start on the school playground. When ready, they progress to the residential estate across from the school.
We work with East Sussex Fire and Rescue and the local police. They present regular fire safety talks and a range of safety workshops for KS1 and KS2.
Twice a year, members of the NSPCC charity come into school. They present a whole school assembly and lead a workshop with Years 5 and 6.
The British Heart Foundation run a ‘Restart a Heart’ workshop for Years 5 and 6.