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Sophie Allen

Head Teacher, Stonebridge School
Primary School Representative, Brent Council's Local Children's Safeguarding Board

Sophie is the Head Teacher of a large two site primary school in North West London. Stonebridge School is a Specialist Centre for Safeguarding, offering training and bespoke support to other schools.

Sophie took on Stonebridge as Acting Head when the school was in special measures and plagued with a poor reputation. Stonebridge is now a thriving, well respected school which has tripled in size due to rising rolls and the additional 180 place annexe site which opened in January 2013.

Sophie has a passion for safeguarding and been a safeguarding lead for over 15 years, a role which she has not relinquished even as a head. She has developed a broad safeguarding team to ensure all aspects of safeguarding are met within a complex and challenging context.

As a Specialist Centre for Safeguarding, Stonebridge School offers a range of courses throughout the year and also organises additional events on Safeguarding issues for Brent schools through the Brent Schools Partnership. Sophie has spoken at many safeguarding events and conferences sharing the good practice and expertise of her school. Sophie is the primary head representative on the Brent LSCB and also on the Brent Young Carers group.