Safeguarding: It’s EVERYONE’S responsibility!
Safeguarding and e-safety statement
Northgate School Arts College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, volunteers, governors and visitors on site to share this commitment.
We are all fully committed to ensuring that our approach to safeguarding practices are fully effective and in line with local and national guidance. This means that staff are trained annually, and those with greater individual responsibility for leading Safeguarding are trained as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs), and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
Our Safeguarding Team:
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Sheralee Webb (Executive Headteacher).
Mrs F. Shears (Head of School at Northgate)
Ms S. Hutt (Head of Centre at The Bee Hive)
Our Head of School at Northgate and Head of Centre at The Bee Hive, will take on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead in a day-to-day capacity. Both Heads are trained DSLs.
Deputy DSLs also support and oversee the day-to-day safeguarding and welfare of pupils; they are:
Mrs S. Nembhard (Deputy Headteacher, Northgate)
Mrs J. Fitzpatrick (Assistant Headteacher, Northgate)
Mr D. Skuce (Head of Key Stage 4 and Online Safety Lead, Northgate)
Miss K. Patel (Head of Key Stage 3, Northgate)
Mrs S Moore (Parent Support Adviser, Northgate)
Mrs L. Michaelides (Deputy Headteacher, The Bee Hive)
Mrs T. Whitehead (Head of Key Stage 5, The Bee Hive)
Miss J. Fuoco (Parent Support Adviser, The Bee Hive)
Mrs T. Daurie (Manager, The Sweet Bee & The Place 2 Bee)
All concerns regarding welfare and safeguarding are passed through members of staff to the DDSLs and/or the DSLs, in compliance with the most recent local and national guidance.
If as parents, carers or visitors to the school you have any concerns about your child or any other pupils at the school, Miss Webb or the DSLs and DDSLs can be contacted on 01604 714098. Please tell the receptionist you have a safeguarding concern.
Designated Teachers for Looked after children
Mrs F Shears- Head of School, Northgate.
Mrs L Michaelides, Deputy Headteacher, The Bee Hive
Policy in practice
Staff are asked to report any cause for concern to a designated safeguarding lead. Concerns are reported verbally as soon as possible and information then recorded on our My Concern reporting system.
Protecting children and young people while online is embedded into our computing and Preparation for Adulthood curricula. It is important that pupils are aware of the risks and that these dangers are identified and discussed with them at appropriate times through the school year. We provide pupils with an awareness of how to stay safe online.
Parent support is also available through information sheets; discussion and awareness raising sessions. Mr D. Skuce is the named online safety ;ead. If you need any advice regarding keeping your child safe online, please contact school.
FREE e-Safety Webinar
If you would like practical and valuable advice on how to protect yourself and your family online, several online courses are available, including those run by Gooseberry Planet, who regularly offer free parent webinars, as well as a range of resources and tips.
The Gooseberry Planet parent page can be found here
Please contact the school, or keep an eye on this page for further information.
Safeguarding Advice for Visitors
Please ensure that you sign in via the electronic visitors’ sign-in system.
You will be asked to read our Safeguarding Advice as you wait in reception.
Parents are very pleased with the progress their children make. They comment on the excellent progress their children have made in their academic work and personal skills…