Safeguarding Overview

Chertsey High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

In the event of a specific or urgent query please contact a member of the Safeguarding team on 01932 598024 (please note this number does not accept text messages, only voice messages).  The school office number (01932 598020) should be used for all non-emergency calls.

  • Through our curriculum we teach the students about personal safety, and how to keep them safe from harm.
  • There is a strong anti-bullying ethos evident throughout the school. We teach our students how to recognise bullying, how to keep themselves safe from bullying behaviour and how to report it.
  • Our curriculum includes opportunities to discuss feelings and emotions, and helps our students to think about their own personal safety and their rights as individuals to be kept safe from harm.
  • We teach our students about the uses and misuses of drugs at an age-appropriate time and level.
  • Our sex education programme teaches our students about keeping themselves safe from harm at an age-appropriate level.
  • We have clear guidance to help students to use the internet (including social media) safely.
  • Our policies and agreed practices for child protection, health and safety, behaviour management, attendance and looked after students all comply with the recommendations for safeguarding students at school. We have a trained designated child protection officer and deputy officer, and a designated governor with responsibility for child protection practices at the school.
  • We have policies to manage potential allegations against staff, whistle-blowing and the use of physical intervention.
  • Our staff recruitment policies and practices are rigorous and comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always pursue identity checks and qualification checks and we take up and scrutinise written references before confirming employment.
  • We require clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) before employing any staff, in addition to pursuing List 99 checks.
  • All voluntary helpers, supply teachers, agency staff, and outside club and coaching staff are required to provide evidence of DBS clearance.
  • The local governing body is regularly updated about child protection, bullying and safeguarding policies and practices by the Headteacher.
  • It is the responsibility of every adult in this school to ensure that we maintain the highest level of awareness about possible unsafe practices and deal with any issues immediately and appropriately.

All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as Designated Child Protection Officers in school in compliance with the sharing of information guidance. 

 

Our Safeguarding Governor is: Father John Dickson

 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Mrs Davis

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Mrs Howard

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Mrs Munnik

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Mrs Goulborn

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Mr Howell

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Ms Brazier

 

COVID-19 arrangements for safeguarding and child protection at Chertsey High School

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School
Ambassadors

Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

Head of Year 7
I am proud to teach at a school that values and loves every child for who they are. Here at Chertsey High School we look to develop children holistically and I couldn't imagine a better place to do it.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
The care and support of the teachers and the modern facilities will make your dreams become reality.  
Miss Brazier

Miss Brazier

SENCO & Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to be part of the SLT as well as SENCO. Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning enabling students to reach their full potential.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
There is so much opportunity to excel here and the amazing staff have guided me to where I am now. The hospitality shown here is great and I have learnt so much.  
Mrs Willoughby

Mrs Willoughby

Maths Teacher
Creating a passion in children for maths is the best feeling in the world. That moment when a child's face lights up because they understand!
Year 9

Year 9

Student
Within Chertsey High the teachers are extremely committed to making the best lessons they can to ensure the students can find their best way of learning.
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