We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all students’ social, physical, emotional and moral development. We recognise that the safety and protection of all students is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting students from harm.
We have trained members of staff that lead on Safeguarding. If you would like to discuss safeguarding, please feel free to contact them using the details below.
Geoff Renwick: Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Beard: Deputy DSL and Assistant Headteacher email@example.com
Marie Lacey: Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Headteacher/SENCO firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Dickson: Deputy DSL and Safeguarding Officer email@example.com
Carla Whelan: Trained Link Governor for Safeguarding
Alternatively, you can report any concerns you may have online via the ‘Report child abuse online - NSPCC website’ or phone Shropshire Council First Point of Contact on 0345 678 9021, or Telford & Wrekin Family Connect on 01952 385385.
You can also speak to:
- Protecting Vulnerable People (West Mercia Police) on 0300 333 3000
- NSPCC on 0800 800 5000
- Childline on 0800 1111
The designated teacher for Looked After Children is Marie Lacey - please feel free to contact her by email on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss Looked After Children and Children in Care. The link governor for Looked After Children is Peter Cox.
William Brookes School recognises the importance of developing students’ awareness of behaviour that is unacceptable towards them and others, and how they can help keep themselves and others safe.
Our PSHE programme in each key stage provides personal development opportunities for students to learn about keeping safe and who to ask for help if their safety is threatened. Students are provided opportunities to explore how to be healthy and lead a safer lifestyle. Below are the topics that we teach to raise awareness.
Community and extremism
Democracy and UK Political System
|Year 8||Puberty and Relationships (positive and negative)
Stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
Body Image and the media
Peer on Peer abuse
|Year 9||Prejudice and human rights
Consent and the Law
|Year 10||Civil Liberties and human rights
Grooming and Sexual Exploitation
Alcohol and Drug awareness
|Year 11||Community and Citizenship
Mental Health and Well-being
Children want to be respected, their views to be heard, to have stable relationships with professionals built on trust and for consistent support provided for their individual needs. This should guide the behaviour of professionals. Anyone working with children should see and speak to the child; listen to what they say; take their views seriously; and work with them collaboratively when deciding how to support their needs.
|Cyber-Bullying Policy - October 2016||Download|
|Looked After Children - November 2016||Download|
|Safer Recruitment and Retention Policy - January 2017||Download|