St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy fully recognises that keeping our students safe and promoting their wellbeing is of utmost importance. Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in safeguarding. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to become equipped with the skills they need to keep themselves safe and lead healthy lives. Our PHSE programme, assemblies and tutorial programme enables students to develop the attitudes needed to lead responsible lives. We encourage our students to talk to an adult if they are worried or in difficulty, and all staff are trained in safeguarding.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs M Lanaghan – Marie.firstname.lastname@example.org, (0191) 565 8904
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs F Collins – Frances.Collins@st-anthonys-academy.com (0191) 565 8904
Director of Pupil Support – Mrs K Richardson-Dunn
Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Maureen Galbraith
Designated Teacher for Cared for and previously cared for children – Mrs M Lanaghan
Useful resources for Parents, Carers and Students:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supporting your child’s mental health during the period of school closure
“Signpost North East and North Cumbria!” is a collection of Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources and Services in our area https://www.signpostnenc.co.uk/
County Lines Parent and Carer Information
Support Groups for Parents/Carers May 2022
Parent/carer group sessions and webinars taking place this half term (May 2022) with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
We would like to invite you to attend a 4-week online “Connecting Parents and Carers” group, starting in the week of 9th May 2022, in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre Schools Support Service. The groups will run for 3 consecutive weeks, with a break during half term and the last group session taking place in the week of 6th June 2022.
Please note that, following feedback, they are offering for the first time a Dad/male carer group. The structure of the group is the same as the one for all parents/carers, but will aim to also think about the specific challenges faced by Dads and male carers of adolescents.
This is a link to a short video outlining further information about the groups: https://www.annafreud.org/media/15148/sss-connecting-parents-and-carers-group.mp4
- Monday 9, 16, 23 May and after half-term 6 June 12-1pm
- Tuesday 10, 17, 24 May and after half-term 7 June 1-2pm
- Tuesday 10, 17, 24 May and after half-term 7 June 7-8pm
- Wednesday 11, 18, 25 May and after half-term 8 June 12-1pm
- Wednesday 11, 18, 25 May and after half-term 8 June 7-8pm (group for Dads and male carers)
- Thursday 12, 19, 26 May and after half-term 9 June 5-6pm
There are 5 webinars running with the following topics:
- Building resilience, staying connected and nurturing your relationship with your teen
- Adolescent self–harm: how to make sense of it and when to seek support
- Weathering the storms of strong teen emotions: do’s, don’ts and when to consider talking to someone
- Anxiety in adolescence: how can parents help?
- Managing teen behaviour that challenges: tips and tricks
Should you require any further information do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lanaghan (Deputy Head).
Schools Support Service
Our school is offering support sessions for parents and carers.
These are being delivered by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), a leading mental health and wellbeing charity.
This is an individual 45-minute appointment via phone or video call with specialist staff from AFNCCF.
The offer is one appointment with one optional follow up appointment.
You are welcome to use this session to bring worries and concerns about your young person and/or the parenting relationship.
The Centre will provide appointments as quickly as possible, and at a time convenient for you.
To book a consultation call please use the following link:
If you have any queries, please contact us at: