The Head of Pastoral Care has the overall responsibility for the pastoral system assisted by the Deputy Head of Pastoral Care, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and our school Chaplain. The Head of Pastoral Care is accountable in the first instance to the Headteacher, and ultimately to the Governors. The Head of Pastoral Care is registered child protection designate. The pastoral team take a proactive stance towards implementing excellent standards of pastoral care in which every child is nurtured and respected enabling them to develop their individual gifts.
The Pastoral Team
- Mr P Allaway, Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mr A Holford, Head of Year 7
- Mr K Alford, Head of Year 8
- Mr W Gee, Head of Year 9
- Miss H Smallbone, Head of Year 10
- Miss D Munford, Head of Year 11, Year 12 & Year 13
The school works collaboratively with families and a range of services to support our pupil’s where the need arises, these agencies include:
- Educational Social Work Service.
- Community Support Police Officers.
- Special Needs Support Services, e.g. (EIS, CAMHS) (Southern Area).
- School Health Team
- Careers Service
- Social Services
- Family Support Team
St. Benedict’s Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and meeting the needs of all our pupils and staff.
The recruitment and selection procedures specify that all staff working at the school must be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau. This is to ensure unsuitable people are prevented from working with children.
No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works in our school has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe. If you are worried about the safety of any young person at St. Benedict’s Catholic High School, you must report this to the designated person for Child Protection, namely Mr P Allaway.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Victim Support: 0808 168 9111
Childline: 0800 1111
Respect Mens Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-8PM)
National Centre for Domestic Violence: 0207 186 8270
Samaritans: 116 123
Action on Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-8PM)
Cruse Bereavement: 0800 808 1677 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM)
Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-6PM)