Introduction to our team:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Claire Martin
Hello, I'm Claire Martin, headteacher and designated safeguarding lead. I've worked in education since 2009 becoming a deputy safeguarding lead in 2018 and taking on the role of safeguarding lead as the headteacher at St George’s in 2023. My priority will always be to ensure the safety and well-being of your children. I am committed to staying up to date on all training and research that supports the safeguarding of your children, most recently training in Prevent, Get Safe, Operation Encompass and FGM.
Mental health and wellbeing lead: Mrs Deborah Duggins
Hi, I’m Deborah Duggins, HLTA and dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead at St. George’s. My passion is to continue nurturing the emotional resilience of our school community. With the unique challenges faced by our children in this fast-paced world, we want to ensure that every child’s wellbeing is at the forefront of our daily life. My aim is to promote a culture where speaking about our feelings and emotions is encouraged and celebrated. We use tailored interventions to help support children through classroom-based activities, group work and 1-1 sessions to foster a resilient community that thrives academically and emotionally.
Special educational needs co-ordinator (SENDCO) and DSL: Mrs Becky Malone
As a SENDCO (SENCO), I am a qualified teacher with additional training in special educational needs and/or disabilities. My primary responsibility involves overseeing the day-to-day implementation of the school's SEN policy. In some schools, I am referred to as a SENDCO.
My role includes coordinating all additional support for children and young people with SEND. On a daily basis, I work to put the setting's SEND policy into action. I collaborate with staff to ensure proper support for children with SEND, and I actively engage with parents to assist in the development of their children.
In addition to my direct involvement within the school, I liaise with local council support services and collaborate with other professionals, such as those in health services. My overarching goal is to create a supportive and inclusive environment for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Family Support Worker: Mrs Tabatha Kenny
Hi, I'm Tabatha, the Family Support Worker at St. George's. My job is all about helping families when they need it most. Whether you're looking for advice on parenting, struggling with finances, or dealing with attendance issues, I'm here to support you. I'll do my best to provide practical solutions, and if there's something I can't directly assist with, I can point you in the right direction. My goal is to make sure that every family in our community feels heard and supported. So, don't hesitate to reach out – together, we can find solutions to make family life a bit easier.
Deputy Headteacher, designated teacher for looked after children (LAC), first aid lead:
Hi, I'm Lisa Browning, the designated teacher for Looked After Children (LAC) and the deputy safeguarding lead at our school. My main focus is helping our staff understand how factors unique to Looked After Children can affect their learning. I'm passionate about fostering high expectations and aspirations for these young learners, ensuring they have a say in setting learning targets.
I'm here to support our staff with advice on teaching strategies tailored to individual children and take the lead in developing and implementing each child's personal education plan (PEP) within the school. My goal is to create an environment where every Looked After Child can thrive academically and personally.
Pupil Premium Lead: Miss Chloe Haines
Hi, I’m Chloe Haines a class teacher and pupil premium lead at St George’s. As the Pupil Premium lead, I am dedicated to ensuring an inclusive environment for ALL children, ensuring we are improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged children. My passion for teaching and commitment to equal opportunities drive my efforts to support every child. I cherish the St George’s community and am deeply invested in the development and well-being of each child in our care.
OUR SAFEGUARDING TEAM
We are committed to protecting our children, staff and community from harm and providing a safe environment for our children to let their light shine.
Please familiarise yourself with the information below.
If you are concerned about a child, please speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leaders:
Claire Martin Lisa Browning
Headteacher Deputy Headteacher/Designated Teacher for LAC
Debbie Duggins Becky Malone
If you are concerned about a member of staff or another adult in school, please speak to:
Contact via: [email protected]
Contact via: [email protected]
Our Safeguarding Policy gives detailed information about how we keep the children, staff and community of St. George’s safe. To read a copy please see our website or obtain a copy from the Main Office.
Brook Traffic Light Tool – Peer on Peer abuse – Brook’s nationally recognised Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool provides a highly visible, multi-agency response that helps adults in school to identify understand and respond appropriately to sexual behaviours in young people.
Please see below two key attachments that explain the Brook Traffic Light Tool.