The Governors and staff at George Tomlinson recognise the contribution we all make to safeguarding children. All staff and Governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes the social, physical and moral development of each individual child. We are committed to maintaining an ethos where children feel secure and are encouraged to talk and are always listened to.
We take Safeguarding of children and Child Protection extremely seriously.
The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with the London Child Protection procedures).
The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.
The school’s Safeguarding Policy (including child protection) is available in the Policies section of this website, along with our Online safety Policy.
Should you have any concerns, please contact our Safeguarding Officers (DSL):
Nicola Wilson (Headteacher)
Jessica Mendelssohn (Assistant Headteacher Teaching and Learning)
In addition, our Welfare and Attendance Officer, Munira Sayed, and our Extended Day Supervisor, Veronika Ponomereva have undertaken DSL training.
Alternatively, please email email@example.com if you have a safeguarding concern about a child.
Keeping children safe is our key priority.
All visitors must access the school via the main entrance and sign in at the school office. All visitors are issued with a visitor badge and asked to sign a Safeguarding Declaration.
Place2Be works in George Tomlinson 2 days a week, providing child counselling and mental health support for children, parents and staff. We have a dedicated Place2Be mental health professional who is an integral part of our school team. They work closely with pupils, families and staff to improve emotional wellbeing and provide mental health support for the whole school.
All our staff have had emotional regulation training and we work closely with a range of agencies to support pupils in need.
Online Safety in school
At George Tomlinson we know that it is important to teach pupils about the underpinning knowledge and behaviours that can help them to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app. Children in every year group take part in online safety lessons each term as well as online safety being a key topic in our RHE curriculum.