At Herschel Grammar school, the safety and well-being of all pupils is of the utmost importance.
All schools have a special responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. This means we should notice if you are being treated badly, listen to you if you want to talk to us about a problem and take advice from other professionals if you need extra help.
Young people are nearly always safe at home, at school and in the community, but sometimes things can happen to make them worried, upset or afraid.
When young people are hurt in some way by an adult or an older young person this might be what is called child abuse.
If we think a pupil has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed, we have a set of rules we follow to help to protect you. These rules are called safeguarding procedures and a copy of our safeguarding policy is available at the bottom of this page.
If you are ever concerned about your safety or well-being or about the safety of another pupil, you should talk to someone.
The Safeguarding Team all wear GREEN lanyards to be easily identified.
|Designated Safeguarding Lead:||Mrs Katrina Rodriguez|
|Deputy Safeguarding leads:||Mrs Catherine Sharpe|
|Mr Chris O’Donnell|
|Ms Jo Rockall|
Help from other teachers
If you have a problem at school or at home and you don't wish to go to a member of the safeguarding team listed above, you can of course talk to any teacher you trust, but your form tutor or Head of Learning is always a good port of call. Sometimes they will be able to help you themselves and sometimes they will refer you to someone else who can - the school nurse, perhaps, or the Educational Mental Health Practitioners.
|Safeguarding Policy Sept 2021 Draft||7th October 2021||Download >|