Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Our SAFEGURADING/Inclusion team

Our inclusion team is made up of two teams whose work crosses over on many occasions.

The first of these teams is our safeguarding team. Safeguarding is every member of staffs responsibility, however on occasion, individual members of the safeguarding team may be required to offer specific assistance.

Safeguarding Team

All parents and carers want to make sure that their children develop healthily and flourish. We are here to help you with guidance and advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and to keep them safe. Please find below advice and resources for helping parents to keep their children safe, advice for keeping children safe out of school, at home and online, when using social networking websites, the internet and playing online games, and help and advice for creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children.




To view our safeguarding booklet, please click here.


Members of of safeguarding team are:

Mrs. Giles- Mrs. Giles is the schools Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Mrs. Giles is the first point of contact for safeguarding issues.

In addition Bligh Primary School has the following Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs. S Ryan- 

Miss. Bennett - 

Mrs. Wadsworth- 

Mrs.  Webb-

Mr. Markham-

Mrs. Denton-

Mrs. Collins- 

Mr. Elliott -


Mr. Cobb - 


Mrs. Collins is the designated Teacher for children in Care.  

How to make a referral to Medway Child Services

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For guidance, further details can be found from:

Key provisions working together safeguard children 2023

Working together to safeguard children 2023 statutory guidance


Why not view the most recent Pupil Safeguarding Review?  Please click here.



(The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands).

 Should you need to contact the NSPCC, please ensure the following;                                                                             

  • Provide as much information as you can about the child and any concerns you have.
  • Any details that can assist in identifying the child, such as their name or address.
  • If you're requesting information, please advise what you want it for.

Phone:   0808 800 5000       

TEXT:      88858               


Inclusions Team

The second of our teams is the inclusion team.  This team is responsible for supporting children and families that may have specific and specialised needs.

Mrs. Collins- Mrs. Collins is the schools Head of Inclusion. She is also the Special Education Needs and Disability manager (SENDCo). Mrs. Collins is the first port of contact for issues relating to special educational needs within the school.  Mrs. Collins is the designated Teacher for children in Care.

Mrs. Webb- Mrs. Webb is the schools Family Liaison Officer (FLO). Mrs. Webb's role is to liaise between the school and parents in supporting the emotional needs of our children.

Mr. Wade- As well as being a qualified teacher, Mr. Wade is responsible for working with vulnerable children or those with emotional or social needs. Mr. Wade supports in class and in small group settings.

Mrs. Wadsworth- Mrs. Wadsworth is the schools Special Educational Needs Assistant and healthcare needs specialist. Mrs. Wadsworth works with the SEND manager to liaise between the school and parents.