St Simon Stock Catholic School is committed to providing an education that ensures all students succeed and make the best of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based upon the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students. We believe that students engage fully and reach their maximum potential when the environment is both caring and orderly, combined with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life.
The school recognises that it has an explicit duty to safeguard and protect students from abuse as defined in the Children Act 2004 and the Education Act 2002 and other related guidance. The overall intention and purpose behind safeguarding children is underpinned by the fundamental principle of the Children Act 1989: ‘The welfare of the child is paramount’. St Simon Stock Catholic School take seriously the responsibility to promote the welfare and safeguard all the children and young people entrusted to our care.
Safeguarding Children Policies and Information
- Safeguarding Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Attendance Policy Whole Form
- Attendance Policy Sixth Form
- Absence Request Form
- e-Safety Policy
Student Welfare Policies and Information
E-Safety covers issues relating to the use of technology, such as the Internet, portable devices, electronic communication and digital media. St Simon Stock Catholic School understands that as technology advances new benefits and risks are formed and that we will need to adapt to these. St Simon Stock Catholic is committed to the safeguarding of its members and as such views the e-Safety Policy as part of Safeguarding and Child Protection.
With technology developing so rapidly and enhancing everyday activities it is important to integrate the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet into education and school life. This allows students to learn and understand the benefits and skills associated with technology so that they are equipped to evaluate what the benefits and risks are so that they can evaluate situations for themselves safely and then take appropriate actions. The schools Internet access is designed to enhance and extend education. All students will be taught what is acceptable and what is inappropriate. Students will be given clear rules to follow when using Internet for their own safety and these must be adhered to.
Information For Parents
- Whoosh (We’re Here Out Of School Hours) Club Leaflet
- The Sanctuary: We have an area in the school that is known as the Sanctuary. This is where my office and classroom can be found and at break and lunchtimes this is open to students who may be in need of a quieter place to go to and have their break. The Sanctuary provision is led by the School Youth Worker, supported by the schools Peer Mentors who are trained to work with and support younger students.
- Peer Mentors: Our Peer Mentors also work with students on a 1-1 and small group basis and if we feel a student is in need of support and guidance we may allocate them to a Peer Mentor. These recommendations may come through our Pastoral meetings in school or from the students themselves.