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Welcome to Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service (STARS)
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. We are open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. 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.
The school day at the Drapers centre:
9:10 am - 9:15 am: Pupils arrive and register
9:15 am - 3:00 pm: Timetabled lessons including lunch break at 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm: Dismissal
Non-attendance must be reported between 9am and 10am on 0208 404 3124
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. STARS’ recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability in accordance with current legislation.
Our safeguarding team all have regular external training to allow them to do their job with skill, knowledge and confidence. All staff working in the school have safeguarding training annually. This covers general safeguarding requirements with a deeper focus on a topic that is relevant at the time. This gives all the staff the confidence they need to notice potential problems and raise any concerns in a timely and appropriate way. We audit our compliance annually with support from the Local Authority.
- Our safeguarding policy ensures that all members of the school community:
- Are aware of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection.
- Know the procedures that should be followed if they have a cause for concern.
- Know where to go to find additional information regarding safeguarding.
- Are aware of the key indicators relating to child abuse.
- Fully support the School's commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
We listen to any concerns or worries our pupils have and act accordingly to support them and make sure they are well cared for. Our links to outside agencies and our safeguarding team’s commitment to our pupil’s welfare provides the extra layer of protection some children require.
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
Education Outreach Worker: Ahila Thurailingam 0208 404 3124
The Designated Data Protection Lead in this school is:
Data Protection Officer: Breina Carter 0208 404 3124