Moorside High School

Moorside High School

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A friendly, caring school with a family ethos

Safeguarding

Safeguarding: Everybody’s Business

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School is particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015. Schools and colleges work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Moorside High School works with ‘The Bridge Partnership’ and Salford Safeguarding Children Board [SSCB].  Salford Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is the partnership responsible for making sure that children and young people in Salford are safe. Moorside High School and SSCB have the same aim to make keeping children safe everybody’s business.

All reports or enquiries concerning the welfare or safety of a child must go straight to the Bridge Partnership on 0161 603 4500 as the first port of call. Bridge Partnership are available Monday to Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

If you need to speak to someone outside of these times, please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0161 794 8888. This applies to reports from the public, council staff, partners and outside agencies. The email address is worriedaboutachild@salford.gov.uk

If a child is in immediate danger of being harmed or is home alone, call the police on 999.

For guidance and advice about keeping children safe, please click here.

Click here to view the Moorside High School Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2017

Meet the Moorside Safeguarding Team:

Moorside High School has a designated safeguarding lead and safeguarding team who will provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.

  • Mrs Sharon Peatfield - Strategic Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Lorraine Redmond - Designated Safeguarding Person
  • Mr Jon Hill - Designated Looked after Child (LAC) Teacher
  • Mrs Ann Graham – School Counsellor and Emotional Wellbeing Officer

Pastoral Care

At Moorside High School, we believe that students need to feel safe, happy and supported in order to develop and achieve. We place a strong emphasis on the pastoral needs of our students and have a team of dedicated staff who support them according to their individual needs. Each year group has a Director of Learning and a Learning Mentor who are supported by the Senior Leadership Team, the SENCO and Learning Support Assistants and the Administration Team.

The aims of pastoral care at Moorside High School are to:

  • ensure the wellbeing of each member of the school academically, socially and personally, both as an individual and as a member of the school community
  • ensure that the school always acts in a pupil’s best interests
  • encourage the moral, spiritual, emotional and cultural development of the pupils in the school’s care
  • encourage pupils to take increasingly greater responsibility for their own actions.
  • have a care for the welfare of the students beyond the school environment
  • ensure that each pupil contributes as far as they can to the mutual benefit of the school community

Attendance and Punctuality

At Moorside High School we have high standards for attendance and punctuality. The whole school target for attendance is set at 96%. For further information, please refer to our Attendance Policy

Bullying

At Moorside High School we will ensure, to the very best of our ability, that any kind of harassment is not tolerated. We are a family school with family values and will do all that we can to ensure that all children feel safe and secure. For further information, please refer to our Anti-bullying Policy.

Cyber Bullying

Any form of bullying which takes place online or through a mobile device is cyber bullying. For guidance and advice on what to do if you feel your child is being bullied online or if you have concerns about what your child is accessing on the internet or use of social networking sites. For further information, please refer to our E-safety Policy.

General safety advice is also available from CEOP and ‘Get Safe Online’

Homophobic Bullying and Discrimination

New Government legislation states that schools must be proactive in preventing both homophobic bullying and discrimination and ensure that all children and young people feel safe and included. The following websites offer information and guidance related to homophobia:

Extremism and Radicalisation

Schools have a duty of care to their students and staff which includes safeguarding them from the risk of being drawn into terrorism. Our overriding aim is to ensure that young people are safeguarded and that no-one is drawn towards radicalisation and terrorism. We follow the guidelines set out in the PREVENT strategy which forms part of the UK’s overall counter-terrorism strategy: CONTEST.

The aim of the PREVENT strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people being drawn into terrorism, either becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. PREVENT works at the pre-criminal stage by using early intervention to encourage individuals and communities to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology and behaviour.

  • Click here to read the Government’s PREVENT duty statutory guidance document.
  • Click here to read the Government's policy on counter terrorism.
  • Click here to read the Government's revised PREVENT duty Guidance for England & Wales.