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Lorna Ponambalum

Lorna Ponambalum

Lorna Ponambalum is a strategic senior leadership education professional with over 23 years of teaching experience in inner London schools. She has served on the governing board and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is highly experienced as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), leading her schools to outstanding inspections for safeguarding and being recognised herself as an outstanding teacher by Ofsted.

Lorna has worked as a Mental Health Lead and the Designated LAC (Looked After Children) Teacher. She has a wealth of strategic and operational knowledge in specialist areas. She has led on and is a champion for inclusion, safeguarding, anti-bullying, attendance, behaviour, and mental health as well as being a trained mental health first aider.

Lorna has been on the SLT of two recent Ofsted inspections where the schools have been judged as ‘good with outstanding features’. She has managed large local authority (LA) safeguarding initiatives, represented on working groups, worked on self-evaluation forms (SEF) and school improvement plans (SIP) and is familiar with single central registers (SCR).

She has developed and delivered INSET and continuous professional development (CPD) training to multi-agency education professionals including teachers, pastoral and therapeutic staff as well as senior leaders. She has also managed teams and supported staff to develop and implement policy and safeguarding systems to meet quality assurance compliance cycles and standards to ensure children and young people are kept safe.

Lorna Ponambalum's Webinars

Understanding the Proposed Changes to the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Safeguarding Guidance 2022

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 46 minutes (approx.) This webinar will provide governors, headteachers, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and all school staff with an expert overview of the proposed changes to the new Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) statutory safeguarding guidance for September 2022.

Safeguarding 2021: Understanding the Proposed Changes to the DfE KCSIE 2021 Statutory Guidance and Working Together to Safeguard Children

  • Available On Demand

Webinar Duration: 44 minutes (approx.) This webinar explores the statutory requirements that all schools and colleges must adhere to in respect of their safeguarding duties and promoting the welfare of children, providing governors, school leaders, headteachers, designated safeguarding leads, teachers and non-teaching staff with an understanding of the proposed revisions.