Safeguarding Keeping our students safe

Welcome to Parrs Wood High School!

Welcome parents and students, to the start of a new academic year here at Parrs Wood; we hope you have a had a restful summer. For all students starting back to school or embarking on their new secondary school experience, it can be both exciting and worrying. New uniform, equipment, classes and teachers all add to that buzz you get on the first day back!

We have also seen our amazing year 11’s collecting their GCSE results and they too are getting ready to begin the next chapter in their lives, college! While some will be pleased with the results they got, others may have struggled with their exams due to different issues and will be feeling nervous about the future. There is a link for those who need some advice and guidance leading up to their college start dates.

To help all students combat those feelings of apprehension and worry, please find below some useful information for parents, new year 7’s, existing students moving into their next year group and of course, our school leavers who are starting college soon as well. We look forward to seeing you all next week and if you have any questions, please use the school website for contact details.

Useful links for new students:

Useful links for new parents:

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding means:

  1. Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  2. Preventing harm to children’s health or development
  3. Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  4. Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Protecting children from maltreatment and preventing impairment of children’s health or development is necessary, but not sufficient to ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. These aspects of safeguarding and promoting welfare are cumulative and all contribute to the five outcomes that are key to children and young people's wellbeing, namely:

  1. Stay safe
  2. Be healthy
  3. Enjoy and achieve
  4. Make a positive contribution
  5. Achieve economic wellbeing

Child Protection

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

At Parrs Wood High School and Sixth Form we recruit experienced members of staff to enhance our safeguarding and child protection at all times. Keeping our students safe is our main priority, which is why we work closely with parents and our safeguarding and child protection team to ensure our students remain on the right path towards to achieve their full potential in education.

For further information on how we carry our safeguarding and child protection in our school and sixth form please don't hesitate in contacting us.

‘Supporting Your Child During Exam Time (Young Minds)’

As we start to move towards exam season, Young Minds have launched advice for parents about supporting their children.

Tips include:

  • Encourage your child to take revision breaks and find a balance between studying and doing things they find enjoyable and relaxing.
  • Make sure they are eating and drinking at regular intervals.
  • Reassure them – reinforce that you are and will be proud of them no matter what happens.
  • Remain positive and hopeful!
  • Let them know their feelings are valid and normal, but also offer support and solutions where possible.
  • Anxiety is often worst at night and this means it is useful to encourage good bedtime routine.

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