Keeping Safe at School: safeguarding
At THS we consider the welfare and safety of students to be of utmost importance. We will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our students.
If a student feels that s/he or another person, is at risk of, or suffering from, serious harm then this should be reported to Miss Ricketts, Mrs Killington or Mrs Philpot Designated Safegaurding Leads.
The full Child Protection Policy is available in the Policies section of this website and is copied onto the 'Featured Content' of this page.
The Form Tutor
Each student is a member of a mixed ability form that meets for 5 minutes in the morning for registration and notices for the day. There is a longer 20 minute session after lunch where a structured pastoral programme is carried out. The form tutor is the first port of call for parents and will be able to direct you to who is best able to support your child.
The Head of Year
This teacher will have overall pastoral responsibility for your child’s year group. The Head of year will be available on the first Wednesday of each month from 4.45pm. This is to enable you to discuss problems or worries. If you need to make an appointment, please telephone Mrs Jacques (Senior Pastoral Co-ordinator) by 3.00pm on the Friday before the date you would like to meet.
Ace: our Achievement Centre
Within the ACE Centre our aim is to offer young people a safe environment where they feel supported to work through issues, allowing them to achieve their full potential during their time at Taverham High School. Staff will be able to work with issues such as behavioural problems, family trauma, bullying and crisis situations. We offer supported integration back into school for students who have been away for a long period of time through illness, bereavement etc. Our aim is to work with students, parents, carers and support workers, offering a package which will include signposting to appropriate agencies.
Taverham High School has recently acquired the service of a school nurse. She is available for “drop in” sessions for all students every Wednesday on a week 2 during lunchtime. She will introduce herself to the students during assemblies and will be offering advice and guidance to the students. Parents and professionals can also refer to the school nurse through the central referral route. Referral forms are available from the office staff in reception at school.
Our assembly programme complements our full pastoral and student support programme. Logs of recent assemblies can be found in 'Featured Content'.