Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy

During school closure all designated safeguarding leads are working on site and are available for you to report any concerns on the numbers below.

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 Policies 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.

Key contacts

All of our contacts can be reached on 01603 497711.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Assistant Principal
Mrs L Veeren
01603 497711 (ext. 247)

DSL – Student Family Counsellor
Mr A Byram
01603 497711 (ext. 225)

DSL – BEST Support Managers
Mrs S Warns
01603 497711 (ext. 227)

Mr I Winter
01603 497711 (ext. 113)

DSL – Sixth Form Guidance Officer
Mrs J Batson
01603 497711 (ext. 269)

Principal
Mrs P Bignell
01603 497711

Named Safeguarding Governor
Mrs K Giles
01603 497711

Chair of Governors
Dr L Steynor
01603 497711


Please be aware of the see something, hear something say something campaign which begin in April 2020. Please remain vigilant and report any concerns.

E-safety

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.

View our E-safety leaflet

View our Online Safety Newsletter (July 2020)

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.

Parents Course

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.

Start training

Instructions:

  • 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 tsascpd
  • Work through all four sections to complete the course.

More information is available in the Online Safety Alliance flyer.

View Online Safety Alliance flyer

Students Course

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.

View Online Safety Alliance quick start guide

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.

View activity packs (Think U Know website)