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At St Mary’s we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child, please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Ali Benson in the first instance or any of our Deputy DSL’s (DDSL) by calling the school number or emailing

Alternatively, if you are concerned about a child in East Sussex, please call the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) on 01323 464222


Our safeguarding team are:  

AB photoAli Benson - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 

DSC06289 (2)Anandi Dimon - Deputy DSL

DSC06312 (2)Steve Sarsons - Deputy DSL

DSC06316 (2)Paul Murphy - Deputy DSL


Online safety

Children at St Mary’s School use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Please see further information below.


Online Safety

If used well, the internet is a safe, fun and informative place. However caution is needed because the internet can also be a dangerous place. It’s a place where fraud can happen, for example, a place where people can pretend to be someone they’re not in order to trick other people (including children), or a place where people can stumble on something they would rather not see.

On our website, we have provided details of lots of online resources to support your child’s learning.

We understand that technology has developed at such a pace that it feels like children understand more about it than parents do. This can put children in a vulnerable position, so it is important that as adults we do everything we can to educate and protect them. Luckily, there are organisations to help, such as the NSPCC and CEOP. They provide guidance on how to approach e-safety with your children and advice on how to make your home e-safe. 

To help your children to stay safe online, you might wish to visit these websites:

Thinkuknow - home

Homepage - UK Safer Internet Centre

Staying safe online | Childline

Online safety | Barnardo's (

Online safety issues - advice to support children| Internet Matters

Why is online safety important? | SWGfL

Online safety resources  


Page Downloads Date  
Let's talk about life online 28th Jun 2022 Download
Parents and Carers resource sheet 28th Jun 2022 Download
Family agreement 28th Jun 2022 Download