We will continue to provide high quality pastoral and safeguarding support to students, parents and families and to work in partnership with other agencies where possible.
Any students, staff or parents who have an urgent safeguarding concern should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Emails will be picked up as soon as possible.

For more information on our safeguarding strategies during this period of school closure, pleas click the link below. This is an annex to our usual child protection and safeguarding policy, specific to the current closure. 

pdf 15px COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Pastoral Team

Our pastoral team will be contactable between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
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We will aim to maintain weekly contact and activities from the year team to replace our usual assembly and tutor programme.

Supervision on site for identified students

The government advice is that everyone who can safely stay at home should do so. Supervision will be provided on site in line with the government guidance – at present this is for vulnerable children who have a social worker or an EHCP, and for children who have a parent who is a critical worker, and cannot safely remain at home.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

The provision on the school site is for supervision only. The same educational provision will be made available for ALL students electronically (or via work packs if necessary)
If your child meets this criteria, and you need to access this, please phone the school office on 0115 917 0424 (during working hours) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book any provision required. Give as much notice as possible, but we will always try to accommodate requests however short the notice. We can offer supervision Monday – Friday 8.50am – 3.20pm, but only where a parent has made a request by phone or email.

Families in receipt of free school meals or experiencing financial hardship

We are delighted to be working with Hope Food Bank who will deliver a weekly food parcel to families who would usually receive free school meals. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your child normally receives free school meals. Include your child’s name, free school meal request and a contact number and a member of staff will call you to set this up. We can also offer sanitary products for girls in Year 7-11 provided through the period poverty scheme, and a pack of educational materials such as exercise books and paper that we have in school.
We understand that this is a time of great financial uncertainty for families. If you do not currently receive free school meals but do not have enough money or food to feed your family please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. leaving your child’s name and your contact number. Someone will contact you to discuss emergency support.

Support Services

There are some excellent support services with regards to well-being and mental health for young people: