Your Safeguarding Team

Our role is to keep students and staff safe.

  • David Jenkins (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Simon Martin (Acting Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Stacey Anderson-Gilling (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
  • Nicola Elvidge (Safeguarding Deputy)
  • Jayne Waterfield (Safeguarding Deputy)

We have three main areas of focus:

  1. Identify and work with students requiring early help and ensure they get that help and support
  2. Reduce the risk of harm and put in place the necessary support and risk assessments
  3. Manage safe recruitment procedures

Safeguarding Trained LoLAs

Our role is to ensure day to day safeguarding of individual year groups.

  • Richard Carlin – Year 7
  • Tom Hicks – Year 8
  • Jennifer Richardson – Year 9
  • Clare Little – Year 10
  • Barry Marshall -Year 10
  • Jude Durrant – Year 11
  • Angela Finn – Year 12
  • Neil Groves – Year 13


Your Mental Health First Aiders

Students can request to see a mental health first aider.

  • Jayne Waterfield
  • Jimmy Rutter

We also employ a trained counsellor to work with students who require increased levels of support. Where required, we will engage external agencies to ensure the right level of support is in place.

Blue Button

Students can press the ‘I Want To Talk’ button on any page within their homework portal and a member of staff will speak to them in school (usually the LOLA). The blue button can be pressed at any time and the staff member will seek out the student once school day begins.


Safeguarding for Parents

The following documents are designed to give extra guidance to parents on safeguarding issues:

Internet safety and digital piracy
Online safety tips for parents
Staying safe leaflet
How to spot if young people are being exploited by gangs/ drug crime


Help and Support for Students and Parents – Useful Links

This list of useful websites has been drawn up to help parents advise their children, on some of the issues often faced by young people. It is also a useful resource for students who are looking for information on any of these topics.

These are trusted and informative websites with advice that is also followed in school.

Parents can always speak to their child’s form tutor, LOLA or another member of the pastoral team for support on any of these issues.

Please click for advice on:


Stress and Emotional Wellbeing
Mental Health Issues
Internet Safety (Advice for Parents)
Health Worries
Young Carers
Child Exploitation and Online Protection command

If you are concerned about a member of staff or volunteer:

If your concern is about a member of staff or volunteer please report your concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately.  If your concern is about the Principal or Vice Principal please report your concern to the Safeguarding Governor Paula Shrubsole immediately.