The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering from harm.  We recognise all adults have a role to play in protecting our students from harm and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. More information regarding safeguarding can be obtained through our policies section of the website or via the Trafford Safeguarding Children’s Board.  Please click here to be redirected

Concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding

The Designated Safeguarding Officer is :

Mr D. Price (Assistant Headteacher)

The school Child Protection Officers are:

Mrs H. Dolphin (Progress Leader – Year 7)

Mr S. Marshall (Director of Sixth Form)

Mr. M. Mullins (Headteacher)

Please contact the Headteacher’s PA who will direct your call in confidence.

We hope the resources and guidance below will contribute in helping parents/carers and our students stay safe.

Key Policies

Please click here for the school child protection and safeguarding policy.

Please click  for the school’s policy on dealing with allegations against staff. 

Helpful links  for Young People

CEOP Online Resources for Young People http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

A website designed by young people for use by young people on staying safe http://www.ayph-behealthy.org.uk/

A leaflet from Barnardos – Be aware, stay alert, keep safe!

A mini booklet about Child Sexual Exploitation

Healthy Relationship Checklist http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk/worried-about-abuse#relationship-checklist

A booklet of creative writing by young people who are at risk of, or who have experience of, sexual exploitation https://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk/welcome/sheffield-safeguarding-children-board/sexual-exploitation.html?showdetails=Show&uuid=67673984-2eb9-4ec8-b56c-caccb8838eda

Your Guide. Sex, Secrets and Lies.

Helpful websites for Parents and Carers

Advice for parents about talking to your child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/help-and-advice/for-parents/talking-about-sex/sexting/sexting_wda96795.html

An e-learning tool for parents and carers: https://keepthemsafe.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/

Support for parents and carers http://www.paceuk.info/

This pack offers  guidance on how to approach discussions with children about commercial content online: http://www.mediasmart.org.uk/parents/digital_pack

Back to school basics for digital families: http://www.slideshare.net/uKnowKids/back-to-schoolbasicsfordigitalfamilies-slideshare

Facebook privacy settings: http://internet-safety.yoursphere.com/2013/01/facebooks-new-privacy-settings/

Top tips for iPhone, Blackberry, Nintendo, Playstation, Xbox, iPad and iPod touch: http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/parental-controls.aspx

Child Exploitation Online Protection  (CEOP) Centre website for parents and carers: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Information for keeping your child safe online: http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

Operation Encompass

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 Adult /s at Stretford Grammar School is Mr D.Price-Uden.

If he receives an Encompass notification he 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.