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.


Gavin Peevers (Deputy Head teacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at PCS. Mr Peevers has overall responsibility for the management of child protection and safeguarding concerns and referral to appropriate agencies, includingEast Sussex Children’s Services

Sally Rodgers (Head Of Year 10) and Ann Waite (Assistant Head Learning Support and SENCO) are Deputy DSLs who will manage safeguarding concerns in the absence of Gavin Peevers

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 Designated Safeguarding Leads to manage child protection and safeguarding across the school

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

Sara Connolly, Assistant Head (Behaviour), Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year support students to make academic and social progress

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.
Visitors - if you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a student you can find welfare concern forms on the Safeguarding board in the staff room

Click here to view our Safeguarding poster

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy


Need Help?

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

01273 581100