Safeguarding


Our pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance. Our whole school community have an essential role to play in actively providing a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes respect and best protects pupils from harm.

We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to.

We recognise the need to teach children the skills they need to stay safe and to ask for help if they need it.

We work hard to ensure that we safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils and ensure that we have adequate arrangements in place to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering, or who are likely to suffer, harm.

We are committed to safe recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that all staff and volunteers have been appropriately screened prior to appointment, and to the provision of appropriate child protection training through the staff induction programme and within continuing professional development opportunities.

Staff

Ann-Marie Waite (Assistant Head Learning Support & SENCO) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at PCS. Ann has overall responsibility for the management of child protection and safeguarding concerns and referral to appropriate agencies, including East Sussex Children’s Services.

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEADS WILL MANAGE SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS IN
THE ABSENCE OF ANN-MARIE WAITE DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Vicky Jenkins (Deputy Headteacher) is a Deputy DSL who supports students to make academic and social progress.

Rachel Henocq (Deputy Headteacher) is a Deputy DSL who supports students to make academic and social progress.

Josie Turner is Assistant Head Teacher and Deputy DSL who supports students to make academic and social progress.

James Broadbent (Assistant Head Teacher) is a Deputy DSL who supports students to make academic and social progress.

Kate Leggett is Head of Year 11, PE teacher and Deputy DSL who manages safeguarding concerns
in the absence of the DSL and supports students to make academic and social progress.

Jenna Tucker (Early Help Worker) is the Safeguarding Officer and works with young people and their families to promote social and emotional well- being. She supports the DSL and Deputy DSL's to manage child protection and safeguarding across the school.

Maria Budd is Senior SENCo Assistant and Deputy DSL who works with young people and their families to
promote social and emotional wellbeing

Clare Murphy is Assistant Head of Year 9 and Deputy DSL who works with young people and their families to
promote social and emotional wellbeing.

  If you have a concern about the safety or wellbeing of a student at PCS, please contact 01273 581100 and ask to speak to one of the above  

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. All of the staff above work together with other PCS staff to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.

Click here to view our Safeguarding poster  
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding Covid-19 Addendum March 2021
Safeguarding Covid-19 Addendum June 2020

Notices

  

Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100
pcs-enquiries@swale.at