STARS is a medical pupil referral unit for children and young people, 5-16yrs, with complex medical needs, who reside in the London Borough of Sutton. We provide education for pupils who are unable to attend their mainstream school, reintegrating pupils as soon as they are well enough.
The service is based at the Drapers centre, where we provide 25 hours education for pupils referred in KS3 and 4. The service also operates over a number of sites in Sutton. We also have a schoolroom at the Royal Marsden Hospital and provide bedside teaching at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children.
Empowering Every Child to Engage with Education.
To provide an environment where young people with medical needs are able to access a high quality education, enhance social confidence and successfully reintegrate into mainstream provision.
Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service takes all aspects of safeguarding and child protection seriously. The health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, members of our Management Committee and volunteers to share this commitment and be fully aware of their responsibilities.
We have robust recruitment and child protection policies in place as well as behaviour policies and a staff Code of Conduct. All staff are trained appropriately in child protection, safeguarding, PREVENT and relevant staff trained in safer recruitment. We audit our compliance annually with support from the Local Authority.
Our safeguarding policy ensures that all members of the school community:
STARS has five members of staff on the Designated Safeguarding team. Details are below.
If you have any concerns about your child, another pupil or a member of staff please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Designated Safeguarding team who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead in this school is:
Beverley Williamson, Headteacher 0208 404 3124
Other staff trained in Child Protection:
Deputy Headteacher: Deborah Gifford 0208 404 3124
Senior Social Worker: Nadia Ward 0208 404 3124
Assistant headteacher (SENco): Maggie Pursglove 0208 404 3124
The Designated Data Protection Lead in this school is:
Data Protection Officer: Breina Carter 0208 404 3124