St Bede’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding Officers in school in compliance with the sharing of information guidance.

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs A Adams, Assistant Headteacher - Head of KS3. She is supported by a team of other teachers and members of the support staff.


Mrs A Adams
Head of KS3


Miss A Eland
Intervention Officer


Mr A Saunders
Head of KS4

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Mrs K Tottey
Head of Sixth Form

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Miss T Douglas


Mrs P Nicholson
Behaviour Support Officer


Mrs S Arthur
Lead Intervention Support Officer


Miss K Frost
Head of Year 7


Ms S Sharp
Head of Year 8


Mr D Mason
Head of Year 9


Miss S Woollard
Head of Year 10


Mrs N Wood
Head of Year 11


Mr T Dawson
Deputy Head of Sixth Form

If you have any serious concerns about your child, or any other pupil at St Bede’s school, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. To contact the safeguarding team, please go to our contacts page and select 'Report child safety concerns' from the drop down list. If it is an emergency or you think a child may be in imminent danger, please call 999.

For the best interests of all our children we use the following safeguarding measures:

Cause for concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the school safeguarding team using a written referral proforma. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as, more often than not, there are extremely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’ concerns.


All lateness and absences are recorded by the Attendance Officer, Mrs Lukacova. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the safeguarding team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue, the school will refer to the Education Welfare Officer.

Further Information

Further information regarding safeguarding policies (Safeguarding Policy, E-safety Policy and Whistleblowing Policy) can be found here.

Online safety page here

Self-harm page here

Young carers at St Bede's


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Safeguarding newsletter - Issue 01 9th Nov 2018 Download
Safeguarding Newsletter - Issue 02 9th Nov 2018 Download