You should always report concerns if you think you or someone else could be at risk of harm.
The Designated Teacher is Mr D Bodey (Deputy Headteacher)
The Deputy Designated Staff are: –
Ms L Savage (Headteacher)
Mr P Walker (Assistant Headteacher)
Mr T Morris (Head of Sixth Form)
Mrs J Maris (Head of the Base)
Mrs N Tyrer (Head of Student Support)
Mrs S Wright (Acting Head of Student Support)
(All Deputy Designated Staff can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr S Merritt (Student Support Officer)
Ms L Marrison (Student Support Officer)
All staff have training in Child Protection and Safeguarding and can advise appropriately if a disclosure is made.
All safeguarding staff can be emailed at email@example.com
Links for training:
Information on Sexting
The sending and sharing of explicit images through social media and technology
The school will treat all sexting incidents as safeguarding incidents and consider each case carefully to make the correct next steps.
Outside agencies including the police will be involved as necessary and particular attention will be given to any power-imbalance between young people in the sharing of such images.
All school staff are trained in recognising Sexting signs and risks.
Students cover Sexting in the PD curriculum and through Drama Productions on Risky Behaviours that are used with all students.
The link to NSPCC guidance on Sexting can be found below:
Anti Bullying Procedures
The school considers Bullying complaints through the same team as Safeguarding concerns and stress that the same email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) can be used to contact the school regarding these or that a phone call can be made initially to the Student Support team. Senior Staff with responsibility for the school’s work on this area are Mr Bodey and Mr Walker.
The Anti-Bullying Policy can be found below:-