The health, safety and wellbeing of our students is paramount. We work with parents, carers and the wider community to protect and support them throughout their time with us.
An open, caring and supportive environment
We strive to make sure our school is a safe, honest and open place for all our pupils. We are always here to listen and talk about your and your child’s fears, worries and concerns.
Every child matters
We are here to help all our students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible members of society. We aim to provide an environment where they can:
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic wellbeing
Our Child Protection Policy
There are four main elements to our Child Protection Policy:
We promote a positive school atmosphere and provide pastoral support to children and young people through safe and appropriate working practices.
We follow agreed procedures and make sure our staff are fully trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child protection concerns.
We offer support, advice and guidance to students and staff in situations where young people may have been abused.
We work together with all our young people, parents and agencies to encourage safeguarding and wellbeing for all our students.
Our Child Protection Officer is Miss Sarah Hill
If you need to discuss concerns regarding your child or another student please contact her via the school office.
She has put together a list of links and helplines to some of the many organisations that offer advice and support to both students and their parents.
Support for parents
- Sexting in schools and colleges
- Exploring self-esteem and attention
- Positive and unhealthy attention
- Staying safe online booklet
- Childnet Parents factsheet
- NSPCC online safety leaflet
- NSPCC share aware leaflet
Not in Our Community
Bullying – children and young people
- Bullies Out
- Stop Bullying
Our Anti-Bullying Coordinator is Miss Spurgeon. She can be contacted via Reception on 01482 847498
Support for children and young people
- The school nurse is available at a weekly session to offer support on a variety of issues such as internet and social media safety, sleep, anxiety and stress, emotional wellbeing etc
- The school offers social, mediation and self-help sessions. For more details contact Rachel Witty
Drugs, sex and alcohol
- Childline – 0800 1111
- NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
- Parentline Plus – 0808 800 2222
- Kidscape – 0845 120 5204