Safeguarding our students at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form is of the utmost importance. If you have any concerns about the safety of a child or children at our school during term time, please do not hesitate to contact the school:
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Assistant Principal
Mrs L Veeren
01603 497711 (ext 247) email email@example.com
Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead (ADSL) – Student Family Counsellor
Mr A Byram
01603 497711 (ext 225) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reporting Concerns During School Holidays
- If you feel a child is in immediate danger, please call 999 and ask for the Police.
- If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can report this to the Children’s Advice and Duty Service on 0344 800 8020.
- Call the Police on 101 for non-emergency enquiries.
- You can also report a crime online https://www.norfolk.police.uk/contact-us/5-report-it
Further information on the Children’s Advice and Duty Service and the ‘See Something, Hear Something, Say Something’ campaign can be found at:
If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone is communicating online you can make a report via the Child Exploitation Online Protection Command (CEOP)
Also, our Designated Safeguarding Leads are contactable during the school holidays should you wish to report a concern. Please use the email addresses detailed above. Please note that emails are checked periodically and you will not receive an immediate response.
At Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, we recognise that each day we are entrusted with the most precious members of your families. There is nothing more important to us than the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of our students and staff alike. As such we have worked hard to create and maintain a climate in which staff, students, parents and Governors feel able to articulate concerns, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy apply to all adults working in or on behalf of our School. We expect everyone working in, for or visiting our School to share responsibility for keeping children safe from harm and abuse and report any concerns either via CPOMS (school staff) or directly to one of our DSLs (visitors and contractors) via the extension numbers below.
Together we must ensure that all children, their families and our staff, feel safe, valued and cared for at all times and are nurtured to thrive and achieve to be the best they can be.
All of our contacts can be reached on 01603 497711.
Alternative Designated Safeguarding Professionals (ADSP)
Mrs S Warns – BEST Support Manager
01603 497711 (ext 227)
Mr I Winter – BEST Support Manager
01603 497711 (ext 113)
Mrs J Batson – Sixth Form Guidance Officer
01603 497711 (ext 269)
Mrs P Bignell
Named Safeguarding Governor
Mrs K Giles
Chair of Governors
Dr L Steynor
Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form takes the E-Safety of our students very seriously. Throughout the curriculum we provide activities and opportunities for students to develop the skills they need to identify risks and stay safe. Teaching students about how to stay safe and behave online, including identifying risks and how and when to seek support is crucial.
Online Safety Alliance
In order to support both our students, parents and staff we have purchased an online package with the Online Safety Alliance. The school has used this organisation as a valuable resource for training staff and it is where we source information that we pass to parents and use in our e-safety training for students. We use their content in assemblies, form time, lessons and posters around the school.
The course for parents covers aspects of social media management, online risks to children and keeping children safe online. The training should take around 30 minutes to complete. You do not have to complete it all in one sitting.
- Select to log in with either Microsoft or Google.
- If you do not have an account with either of these, you can select the Google option and then select ‘Create account’.
- Once logged in, select ‘Available Courses’ and then the ‘Online Safety Training for Parents’ course.
- You will need to enter an enrolment code. The enrolment code is tsas21
- Work through all four sections to complete the course.
More information is available in the Online Safety Alliance flyer.
The course for students includes online bullying, grooming (including radicalisation), sexting, safe use of smartphones, digital footprints, live streaming, gaming, reporting of concerns and more.
The KS5 course also has a greater focus on the issues young people are facing when they move on from school to University or employment.
The courses include enhanced levels of interactivity, up to date online safety issues covered and a greater focus on helping children to deal with mental health issues.
Home Activity Packs
It remains important for parents and students to learn about online safety at home. We know this is a difficult time for most parents – this page is intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.