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Safeguarding

 

Learners at Gretton School are encouraged to speak to any member of staff if they have concerns or worries and are also made aware of the safeguarding team members by posters up and around the school. There is also a dedicated email address which they can access from their school account if they would rather not speak to someone face to face: worried@grettonschool.com

 

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ALL available in person at school, on 01223 277438 or on 07714 823313.

 

Visitors are asked to speak to a member of the safeguarding team if they have any concerns or worries about the safety of students or staff in school.  This is identified on arrival at school with the presentation of an information leaflet.

 

Staff are guided to speak to a member of the safeguarding team and record concerns on My Concern (the schools safeguarding recording system) in line with the schools safeguarding policy.

 

Gretton School adopts a proactive approach when it comes to promoting safeguarding and eSafety. Every child has eSafety input in PSHE lessons and assemblies throughout the academic year.  The school utilises the National Online Safety platform which allows it to work closely with parents to tailor training and support resources for specific learners and topics.

 

Learners are encouraged to come forward if they see anything on the internet that is suspicious, if they are a victim of cyberbullying or if they have a question about using the internet. Within school, all internet usage is filtered and monitored in accordance with relevant safeguarding policies.

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Clare Bailey - Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Paula Dopadlik - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Emma Nelson - Designated Person

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Keeley Wickham - Allocated person for Adults at Risk

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Sam Taylor O'Farrell - Designated Person

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Catherine Harrison - Designated Person

It is really important to talk to a member of staff in school if you have any concerns about bullying. 

We encourage you to work with us to help our young people learn about the impact of negative behaviours.

Click the button below to report an incident. Once the form has been submitted, a member of our team will contact you during school hours to discuss next steps

Internet Safety Resources

 

National Online Safety

A Certified School Programme that is a complete solution for schools to implement an effective approach to online safety. Which has been designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2021 guidance.

Click here for our Parent's Introduction to National Online Safety information.

 

There is a great new online safety tool designed for parents launched by the Department for Education called Parent Info.  It's has advice on everything from keeping children safe from online trolls to WhatsApp - a guide for parents.

 

Childnet is a great website resource for parents and children on online safety.  Click here to watch an interactive video on how to keep your child safer online.

 

Internet Matters is another great site to use - it has advice on cyberbullying, how to talk to your children about internet safety and quick guides to different types of social media such as Instagram and Snapchat.  You can visit their pages here Internet Matters.

 

Smartphone Safe

If you would like to know more information on how to keep your child safe when they are using a smartphone here is a very useful and informative link here.

 

Vodafone also have some great advice and a downloadable parenting magazine.

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis

Sexting

What is sexting? And how to engage with your child about the issue:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/

Social Media

A guide on how to change privacy settings on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/help/privacy

More advice on Facebook settings https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/09/17/protect-facebook-places/

News and updates

Hundreds of calls made to UK helpline about sexual abuse in schools

Incidents reported include name-calling, online abuse, unwanted touching, assault and rape.

(Story from: The Guardian 14 Dec 2021)

In 2021, the IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) investigated a record 361,000 reports!  

On January 13 2022, the UK Government launched a new campaign and website Stop Abuse Together (stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk) to help parents and carers spot the signs of sexual abuse and keep children safe. 

 

Could you spot the signs of child sexual abuse? Get confidential advice and support to help keep your child safe, sign up for more information on the Knowsley News website here.

Pastoral 
 

The approach to pastoral care at Gretton School is as individualised as the learners who join us. We operate an open door policy and work on the principle that everyday is a new day with a clean slate.

Our team has many years' experience working with children and young people in schools. They work closely with learners to ensure that each feels accepted, cared about and safe. They help them to feel good about themselves again and bolster their confidence.

 

They understand the importance of providing students with stability, support and consistency, and they work closely with the academic and support staff in order to adequately equip learners with the tools they need to become a well-rounded adult.

 

Gretton School offers learners the opportunity to be reflective and to take restorative measures where necessary. We believe that what we do here is genuinely transformative.

Wellbeing

There are a variety of clubs and activities that students can join in with, ranging from Boccia, dodgeball, football, chess club, Dungeons & Dragons, reading and girls group (not exclusive just to females), as well as special interest sessions at clip n climb and extreme 360 trampoline. 

 

These provide opportunities for learners to build confidence away from the classroom and to face and overcome challenges.

 

Learners at Gretton School also benefit from PSHE sessions which cover social and moral topics within a safe and supportive environment.

 
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