Safeguarding information


At Herschel Grammar school, the safety and wellbeing of all pupils is of the utmost importance.

No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works at Herschel Grammar School has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe.

What do we mean by safeguarding?

Safeguarding is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health and development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

If you have concerns about a child’s safety or wellbeing you should contact a member of the safeguarding team using the safeguarding email address:

The safeguarding team for 2022-23 is: 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Katrina Rodriguez 
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:  Mrs Catherine Sharpe
  Mrs Taniya Malik
  Ms Jo Rockall
  Mr Graham Parsons


To contact a member of the Safeguarding team in an emergency, please call the school Reception on 01753 520950.

Worried about a child out of school hours?

If you have a serious concern for the immediate safety or well-being of a student out of school hours (including evenings, weekends and school holidays) please contact the Emergency Out of Hours number for Berkshire:

01344 351999

If the child does not live in Berkshire, please contact the Children’s Social Care for the area the child lives in.

If you think your concern relates to a crime, Thames Valley Police can be contacted on 101 or 999.

A copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

The safeguarding principles adhered to by the school are compliant with the statutory guidance provided in the document Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

New documents uploaded September 2022:

  • One Slough Bulletin which contains information on fighting the cost of living, including some general advice and offers of support and key contacts.
  • Sport in Mind which contains information on sports sessions for children and young people to focus on improving their mental wellbeing, building confidence and learning healthy habits through sports and physical activities.
  • Understanding your child which contains details on free 9 online courses to support parents, carers and grandparents help and support their children.
  • HSS parenting support which contains details on online and face-to-face sessions for parents looking for strategies and guidance on re-connecting with their children.

There is also a document on private fostering from Slough Children’s Services Trust.

Hollie Guard Personal Safety APP

What is Hollie Guard? Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection. Hollie Guard has you covered, whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town.

Supporting pupils’ mental health and development is an important element of safeguarding. Please click here to go to our dedicated mental health and wellbeing page which is updated regularly with useful resources.


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