Keeping Your Child Safe

 

Safeguarding Team

DSL: Ms S Dempsey Deputy Head  

Safeguarding Consultant: Mrs  N Menezes

Nominated Governor: Mrs B Porter

   

Heads of Year

Year 7: Mr K Walker

Year 8: Ms L Swaffer

Year 9: Mr A Jobey

Year 10: Mrs K Fowler

Year 11: Mr S Gardiner

 

SENCO/Looked After Children: F Garvey

Pastoral Manager: Mr I Stenson

 

Here at St Peter’s, we are committed to keeping your child safe both in the time they spend with us and in their future lives. We strive to ensure that young people are alert to potential dangers in the world around them and are able to make informed and sensible choices. As well as weekly assemblies, dedicated Form Period sessions and a strong Access curriculum, we engage with experts on a variety of issues to make sure all our staff can support young people in having a healthy lifestyle and fulfilling their potential.

 

We ensure that all staff recognise that children are capable of abusing their peers. The senior leadership team and the governing body are responsible for ensuring that procedures exist to minimise the risk of peer on peer abuse and consider how allegations of peer on peer abuse will be investigated and dealt with. There is a clear procedure on how victims of peer on peer abuse will be supported. If you have any concerns that your child has experienced any gender-based violence, sexual violence or harassment please contact the school immediately and your concerns will be fully investigated. Further help is available from a dedicated helpline number 0800 136 663 as well as the usual NSPCC helpline number 0800 800 5000.

 

As a school we work with a number of partner agencies, which include a School Counsellor, Thrive and 42nd street via the Thive initiative, on-site, in school working with pupils around Social, emotional & mental health difficulties (SEMH)

 

Here are some resources that might support you in your crucial role as a parent or carer. If you feel other advice would be useful, please contact your child’s head of year for more information. 

 

Support Services - Are you looking for help and support? Here is a list of agencies in the local area that you can seek advice and guidance from. If you have any worries or concerns please contact your child’s Head of year for further information.

 

NHS - A Mental Health Resource for Young People

Keeping your child safe online

Self Harming

Child Sexual Exploitation

Forced Marriage

Female Genital Mutilation

 

Please click here for our Anti-Bullying Policy and other relevant policy documents 

 

We have also included a short summary of agencies that could help support you and your child:

 

 Please see the following link to the Early Help Library of supporting agencies 

 

School Nurse

St Peter's has a nurse attached to the school on Mondays, if you have any health concerns your child's head of year may discuss referrals to the nurse with you.