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Support and Safeguarding

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

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

The school's Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs A Adams, Assistant Headteacher. She is supported by a team of other senior staff, heads of year and specific members of the support staff.

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Mrs A Adams
Head of KS3

 
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Miss A Eland
Intervention Officer

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Mr N Blount
Head of KS4

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Mrs K Tottey
Head of Sixth Form

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Miss T Douglas
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Mrs P Nicholson
Behaviour Support Officer

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Mrs S Arthur
Lead Intervention Support Officer

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Mrs N Wood
Head of Year 7

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Miss K Frost
Head of Year 8

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Ms S Sharp
Head of Year 9

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Mr D Mason
Head of Year 10

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Miss S Woollard
Head of Year 11

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Miss A Woodroofe
Head of Year 12

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Miss J Corry
Head of Year 13

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; they will know who to contact for the best advice and help, and are experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality. To contact the safeguarding team at any time, 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.

Please note that we have included (at the bottom of this page) two Accessing Support documents. If it becomes necessary, we hope that these documents will inform and guide you in deciding how best to access support for your child or a family member.   Should the school need to make a referral for external support, this will be done in line with the school safeguarding policies and procedures and the family of the child will be updated at the first available opportunity. The school always aims to work in partnership with parents and carers, to achieve the best outcomes for the child.

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

A cause for concern

Teachers are asked to report any causes for concern to the school safeguarding team either in person or by using ‘CPOMS’ - an electronic recording system. Any concerns will be shared with parents as early as possible as, more often than not, there are completely reasonable explanations for the concern. Concerns may range from children being visibly upset to persistent lateness to children ‘disclosing’.

Attendance

All lateness and absences are recorded by our Attendance Officer, Mrs J Lukacova. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the safeguarding team can also 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 local Inclusion Officer.

Further Information

Further information regarding safeguarding policies (Child Protection & 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


Counselling