Our commitment to young people
- Child Friendly Policy
- Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
- Online Safety Policy
- TSS Equality Policy, Statement and Objectives
- Link to student reporting page (this will require your swale.at login)
A message from the Designated Safeguarding Lead
Keeping students safe is an important priority for our school. We are committed to promoting the wellbeing of young people and ensuring that safeguarding is at the heart of what we do. The school's safeguarding team is comprised of a number of staff members from all the key pastoral areas within the school. They liaise carefully both internally with colleagues and also with external organisations. Staff receive regular training and updates on all matters relating to safeguarding. Staff know that building a strong relationship is a vital component to keeping all children safe.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mr A Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr Campbell - email@example.com
Mrs Parsloe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Faulks - email@example.com
Mr Mendes-Anderson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Moss - email@example.com
Mr Dengate - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Barnes - email@example.com
Miss Allum - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Kenyon-Williams - email@example.com
Mr Judd - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Harvey - email@example.com
Mrs Webb - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr La-Haye - email@example.com
Mrs Belcher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Ross - email@example.com
Ms Gruber - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Anderson - email@example.com
Mrs Sherwood - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs La-Haye - email@example.com
Mrs Higgins - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to find out more about online safety, visit CEOP's Thinkuknow website. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Use the Internet Watch Foundation's guidance to prevent your children from being a victim of self-generated child sexual abuse imagery. The guidance explains how to use the TALK approach with your children. https://talk.iwf.org.uk/
Our pastoral team is extensive and experienced in supporting students. It includes dedicated year teams but also extends to other members of the school staff. All staff work to improve student attendance and foster an atmosphere of support so that students can meet their full potential.
Our pastoral support programme includes:
- A pastoral team to support students with any concerns they may have
- Strong staff and student relationships to enable open discussion
- Referrals made to outside agencies to gain further support for students if needed
- A dedicated wellbeing team to support students with their personal safety, managing emotions, building positive relationships and mental health concerns
- A designated extensive safeguarding team of 18 highly-trained staff
- Safe spaces around the school site
- Open and honest lines of communication with parents and carers
- A behaviour support team working with external agencies
- Extensive staff training to identify emotional wellbeing and safeguarding concerns
- Support groups and designated staff for students such as LGBT+ and students from ethnic minorities
We value the importance of delivering key safeguarding and protection messages to all students through our robust and adaptive curriculum. Educating young people about how to safeguard themselves and others is key to their character development and will enable them to have a positive personal ethos.
- Character education lessons develop student understanding of safeguarding and wellbeing through a range of topics such as bullying, online safety, healthy relationships and emotional and mental health
- Students have the opportunity to learn and develop their knowledge through Personal Development sessions. Sessions have a particular focus that links to the development of their character which can include discussions, debates and reading.
- Values education is taught across the wider school curriculum, through topical work such as poetry in English and bullying and mental health in drama
Our students are taught to show respect for our school community. Through our safety measures we are able to protect and teach our young people during the school day so that they can learn secure environment.
Our site safety includes:
- A secure school boundary
- Cameras throughout the school communal areas
- Filtered internet access
- Wellbeing and safeguarding concerns reported are acknowledged and followed by the appropriate DSL/DDSL.
- An extensive first aid team
- Staff identification badges
- An Electronic signing in system for staff and visitors
- An electronic signing in system for Sixth Form Students. In addition, Sixth Form students will wear identification badges.