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We at Stonegate Primary School take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. This means that we ensure that everyone working in our school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.

It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) within school. These staff are the Headteacher (Mr Elms) and Deputy Headteacher (Mrs Jones). 

We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head Teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors (Kevin Millington). The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.

We also follow the East Sussex Child Protection Procedures and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board local guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our DSLs, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children's Social Care, should the need arise.

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions about the very serious issue.

The direct email for the DSL is: head@stonegate.e-sussex.sch.uk  

Training for Staff 2016:

  • Whole Staff First Aid - September 2016
  • Whole Staff Safeguarding - October 2016
  • DSL Refresher Training for Mr Elms and Mrs Jones - October 2016
  • Governor Safeguarding Training for Mrs Baigent - October 2016
  • Administering First Aid refresher for Mrs Welch and Mrs Page - October / November 2016
  • Staff training on Prevent - November 2016
  • Handling complaints made against staff training for Jonathan Elms - November 2016
  • Safer Recruitment Training for Jonathan Elms - December 2016
  • Whole staff training on E-Safety - January 2017
  • Mr Elms attended Outdoor First Aid Training - June 2017
  • Update of Behaviour Policy - September 2017
  • Governor Safeguarding Training for Mr Millington - October 2017
  • First Aid at Work Training for Mrs Seakins, Mr Page and Mrs Mortimer - January 2018
  • De Escalation and positive handling training for Mr Elms, Miss Flory and Mrs Ritchie - October 2018 

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