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 I Stenson

Year 8: Mr A Jobey

Year 9: Mrs K Fowler

Year 10: Mr S Gardiner

Year 11: Ms L  Arden

SENCO/Looked After Children: F Garvey

Attendance and Behaviour Manager:  Mr G May


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.


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. 


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.