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.
Ms Mandy Lewis (Assistant Head) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at PCS. Ms Lewis has overall responsible for the management of child protection and safeguarding concerns and referral to appropriate agencies, including East Sussex Children’s Services
Gavin Peevers (Deputy Head teacher) and Rosemary Bird, (Assistant Head teacher) are Deputy DSLs who will manage safeguarding concerns in the absence of Mandy Lewis.
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 ALeads to manage child protection and safeguarding across the school
Anne Ford is Attendance and Student Welfare Officer. Anne works as part of the Behaviour and Emotional Support Team to support students and families with issues of attendance, safeguarding and emotional wellbeing.
Matt Whatford, Assistant Head (Behaviour), Heads of Yearand Assistant Heads of Year support students to makeacademic 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.