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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.

Share concerns

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 Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Mrs Catherine Sharpe
  Mr Chris O’Donnell
  Ms Jo Rockall
  Mr Graham Parsons


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 - maybe the School Nurse, the Educational Mental Health Practitioners, the School Counsellor or someone else.

Don’t forget to also check your Safeguarding channel on Teams for further support.

Name Date  
Safeguarding Policy July 2021 22nd October 2021 Download >
Support guides Dec 2021 13th December 2021 Download >