Urmston Grammar aims to create and maintain a safe learning environment where all children and adults feel safe, secure and valued and know they will be listened to and taken seriously. For routine pastoral or academic matters, please contact your son or daughter’s Form Tutor in the first instance. However, if your concern is regarding a safety of a student at this school please contact one of the Safeguarding team.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Director Student Support Services
|Mr. M. J. Weems
Head of School
|Mr T Kennedy-Fowler
Head of 6th Form
If you are concerned a professional or carer has harmed a child please contact the Local Authority Designated Officer:
LADO: Anita Hopkins 0161 912 5125 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other concerns may be raised directly with Trafford First Response if you do not wish to inform the school directly:
Trafford First Response: 0161 912 5125 or 0161 912 5020 (out of hours) email: email@example.com
Mr. N Crowther – Chair of Governors
Mrs. T. Booth – Nominated Safeguarding Governor
Governors can be contacted via the school office or by contacting the Clerk to the Governors
Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.
The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.
In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.
The Key Adults at Urmston Grammar are Alison Thomason and Riffat Wall
If they receives an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.
All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations.
The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.
Our aim is to support children and their families.
The website brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation, and is the result of successful collaboration between the following Agencies (and the many other organisations who have contributed resources):
• http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/trapped – It’s not ok for someone to manipulate a young person in to do doing sexual or criminal acts for their benefit or enjoyment. If you feel you are being exploited you can get information to help you on this website. If something has happened on line to make you feel unsafe or worried you can report this on CEOPS (Child Exploitation Online Protection) https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/
• Childline : https://www.childline.org.uk/
• Young Minds : http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
• The Proud Trust : https://www.theproudtrust.org/
• Mind : http://www.mind.org.uk/
• Papyrus : https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/im-worried-about-someone
• Al Anon : http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/
• B-eat : https://www.b-eat.co.uk/support-services
• Young Carers : http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/pages/young-carers-rights.aspx
Trafford Safeguarding Partnership
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/835733/Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2019.pdf