Safeguarding Guidance for Students
Helping you to keep yourself safe, healthy and happy is the most important job that we, as teachers and support staff have. The years between 11 and 18 can be tough, with pressure from all directions: parents, friends, exams and social media. All staff at Ellowes Hall are committed to helping you.
Your staff, here to help…
Every member of our school staff is trained to keep you safe. In a crisis, you can turn to anyone on the school site and they will help you.
For everyday worries and concerns, your form tutor is a great place to start. You may feel most comfortable talking to a subject teacher that you know well. This is OK too.
Some of you work closely with a teaching assistant or other members of the pastoral team. You might find it easier to talk to them.
Outside of school hours, or if you don’t want to talk face to face use our Safeguarding button on Inspire to confidentially report any concerns that you have.
The person who has responsibility for your safety and welfare at school every day is your Pastoral Head of Year. If it is a serious matter or you don’t want to discuss it with your tutor then they are the person to turn to. Every Pastoral Head of Year is a fully trained and experienced safeguarding leader.
Mr Marsh (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and the rest of the school leadership team will pause whatever they are doing to support a student in need. They support your Pastoral Heads of Year and are always ready to support students with safeguarding concerns.
Mrs Wigley, our wonderful school councillor, meets regularly with students who need extra support. Your Pastoral Head of Year can refer you to them.
You can make an appointment to see the school nurse through your Head of Year.
Police: 999 in an emergency / 101 for other calls
School Nurse: Please contact the school main office 01384 816105
Mental Health support: for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258
Emergency Duty Team: Children’s social care – 0300 555 0050 (9 am-5 pm Mon-Fri) or 0300 555 8574 (out of hours)
Childline: 0800 1111 or Info and advice | Childline
Who is the Designated Safeguarding Lead?
Mr Marsh - Assistant Headteacher and DSL.