SCHOOL STAFF YOUR CHILDREN CAN TALK TO
HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE AT SCHOOL
Here at Sparken Hill Academy we believe that your safety and welfare is very important.
It is our special job to keep you safe whilst you are with us. This means we should notice if you are being treated badly, listen to you if you want to talk to us about a problem and sometimes ask other adults for help if we need to.
Children and young people are nearly always safe at home, at school and in the community, but sometimes things can happen to make them worried, upset or afraid.
We have put together this booklet to give you some useful information about keeping safe.
If you wanted to chat to someone about any worries or concerns here are a few of the people you can talk to.
Karen Gardiner is our Senior Family Support Worker, Sheryl Harris is our Family Support and Attendance Advisor and Claire Campbell is our Parent Liaison.
In addition you can talk to Mr Lilley, your Principal or Mrs Phoenix, your Vice Principal. You do not need anybody’s permission to talk about your worries and you have the right to talk to anyone you wish.
WHAT WE DO TO KEEP YOU SAFE
We respect all pupils as individuals and we do not tolerate bullying.
We have a Worry Box and telephone line to help you tell us when something is wrong either at school or home.
There are photographs of staff on walls and doors around school of people who can help you.
We make sure you are safe in school by keeping a special eye on you and our lovely building.
All your teachers and adults in school are checked out to make sure they are friendly, helpful and caring to make you feel safe.
We make sure you are safe on school trips by having lots of adults with you and visiting before you go to make sure it is a safe place for you.
TEN TIPS FOR DEALING WITH ANGER AND STAYING CALM
Everyone gets angry sometimes and needs to do something to calm down. Here are some ideas you can try:
- Count to ten
- Take a deep breath
- Move away from whatever/whoever is making you angry
- Distract yourself – do something else to take your mind off the problem
- Punch a pillow (don’t punch anything else!)
- Put your hands in your pockets to stop yourself getting physical
- Try to understand the other person’s point of view – even if you don’t agree with it
- Make a phone call or go and talk to somebody else
- Think about the consequences of not staying in control
- Think how good it feels to be in control of yourself!
HERE ARE SOME OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS OF PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP
Childline 0800 1111
NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000