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November 2022

  • Contacting The DG Safeguarding Team

    Published 10/11/22

    If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a student during school hours and term time, please contact the safeguarding team using the details below.


    Please use the following contact details in term time and school holidays


    Designated Safeguarding Lead

    Ms Stanghon
    Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 280 

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

    Ms Coffey
    Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 156

    Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

    Ms Ascott
    Phone: 020 8691 3236 ext: 116

    The Deptford Green Safeguarding Team email address is:

    If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a child/student outside of school hours or during the school holidays, please contact the Lewisham MASH team on 0208 314 6660 and ask to speak with a duty social worker. If it is out of hours, call the emergency duty social care team on 0208 314 6000.

    If a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999.

    Use the NSPCC whistle blowing helpline if you feel you can’t raise your concern internally, or if your concern isn’t addressed 0800 028

    Safeguarding Statement

    Deptford Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

    The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Emily Stanghon (Acting Deputy Head Teacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Lynn Ascott and Amy Coffey. We also have Pastoral Leaders who have Level 3 Safeguarding training.

    Deptford Green School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.

    To promote a safe environment for students we employ a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.

    All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities. Other safeguarding training is attended by all staff and governors. The training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL.

    All members of our community are vigilant and concerns are immediately passed on to the Safeguarding Team. Referrals are logged and monitored to make sure that they are followed up immediately and appropriately.

    Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns are shared with parents/carers, Lewisham Local Authority, Social Care, The Virtual School and the school Safeguarding team. Deptford Green School works effectively with all other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.

    Contextualising Safeguarding

    We recognise our role in keeping pupils safe beyond the school gates and work closely our pupils to ensure they are aware of the risk in the community and online.  We work with our parents and carers to ensure families are educated about the dangers of mobiles, social media and group chats.  Please click on the online safety tab to access factsheets and support for keeping your child safe online. We ensure staff are on duty within our local community before and at the end of the day. We regularly survey students and run focus groups to find out if there are any areas in school, online or in the local community where students feel unsafe and then we take actions to reduce harm once the concern has been identified. We train all staff on a range of different safeguarding issues to ensure they can identify indicators; they know how to deal with safeguarding incidents effectively and report their concern to access further support.

    If you have any concerns about your child, another student or a member of staff at Deptford Green School please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or the Deputy Safeguarding Leads who will be able to provide you with the best advice and help, whilst keeping appropriate degree of confidentiality. See contact information below.

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  • Deptford Green '1 Club'

    Published 23/11/22
    Students with top '1' effort grade across the board rewarded for their special achievement.
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  • Y10 Art workshop with Local Artist Steve Burden

    Published 23/11/22
    Year 10 artists have been doing a project under the theme of 'Structures' to kickstart their GCSE coursework
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  • Year 10 BIMA Digital Day

    Published 22/11/22
    "We loved developing ideas, pitching and learning about digital skills and Careers"
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  • Deptford Green Adopts The Halo Code

    Published 11/11/22
    Deptford Green Adopts the Halo Code

    The Halo Code is a campaign pledge, signed by schools and businesses, that promises members of the Black community that they have the ‘freedom and security to wear all afro-hairstyles without restriction or judgement’. This includes any child who wishes to wear their hair however they choose to in school.

    At Deptford Green we fully adopt the code. Our principle is ‘My Hair, My Rules’. By adopting this code, we are demonstrating our commitment to a world free from discrimination, where all Black members of our community have their identities fully recognised and celebrated.

    We want out young people to move into the next stages of their lives, in college and employment, feeling confident in the people that they are, celebrating their identities and their place in the world. Able to challenge discrimination and prejudice in all it forms. We will continue to maintain our rules around a smart school uniform as we think this is also an important aspect of having a professional approach to work, but we will protect our students’ racial, ethnic, cultural and religious identities.

    What our students say:

    “I like the rule of my hair my rules because as a girl I like having my hair short, and this rules rule me be who I want to be’ Inalen

    “This rule to be means freedom and equality for all as well as letting people express themselves and their identity” Raya

    “I think the school is doing a good thing by letting people embrace what they do with their own hair because other schools don’t let that happen” Robyn

    “I have never been oppressed because of what I have done to my hair, but I know that other people have been. I am glad I will be supported no matter what I do to my hair and so will everyone else” Kate

    “I think my hair my rules is a good idea because people can’t control what you look like” Henry

    “The Halo code shows equality for everyone in the school” Alex

    “Halo means that I am allowed to be proud of my natural hair no matter how big or curly it is” Ella

    “To me it means to be able to express yourself in any way you like” Ihsan

    Click Here For The Halo Collective Website

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  • Remembrance Day Video

    Published 11/11/22

    On 11th November 2022 at 11.00am, the Deptford Green body of staff and students held a two-minute silence whilst watching the following Remembrance Day Video, produced by Mr St. Luce.

    Lest we Forget.


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  • Y8 Geography Trip to the Thames Barrier

    Published 10/11/22
    On Wednesday 8th November, a group of year 8 pupils visited The Thames Barrier in Greenwich. The aim of the trip was to learn about how the barrier works and how it protects London from flooding.
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November 2022