Maritime Academy Trust

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

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Our Inclusion team

Our inclusion team is made up of two teams whos 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.

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-

Gemma Wadsworth-

Mrs C Webb-



Further information can be found in the links below:

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How to make a referral to Medway Child Services

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For guidance, further details can be found from:


(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 Webb- Mrs Webb is the schools Family Liaison Officer (FLO). Mrs Webbs 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.