Safeguarding

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

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs F Collins

Director of Pupil Support – Mrs K Richardson-Dunn

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020-2021

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter to Parent/Carer

Northumbria Police MDMA Info Leaflet For Children and Young People Oct 2020

County Lines Information for Parents and Carers

 

Useful resources for Parents, Carers and Students:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Kooth

Anna Freud

Coping with self harm – Charlie Waller

Mental health problems in young people – Charlie Waller

Charlie Waller

Looking back and planning ahead toolkit

Improving self esteem

E-Safety

E-Safety Guidelines Policy

Bring Your Own Device Policy

National Online Safety

UK Safer Internet Centre

NSPCC

Childnet

Online Safety Tips for Parents of 11-13 year olds – Internet Matters

Online safety Guide 14+ years – Internet Matters

Digital Resilience Toolkit 11-13 years – Internet Matters

Digital Resilience Toolkit 14+ years – Internet Matters

Internet Matters

Thinkuknow

Anti-Bullying

Anti-Bullying Policy

BullyingUK

Anti-Bullying Network

KIDSCAPE

Supporting your child’s mental health during the period of school closure

Parent Booklet Covid

Happiness Calendar

Top ten tips for coping with change for parents

Secondary wellbeing challenge pack 2020

 

Support Sessions for Parents/Carers

5-week online parent/carer group, starting in the week of 26th April 2021, in collaboration with TriSpace, a schools remote service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

  • There are 7 groups on offer running for 1 hour on different days and times.
  • The groups aim to provide a reflective space to think about the challenges of parenting adolescents as well as a space for you as parents to reflect on how you are, which we think is just as important. The groups are not webinars and they are also not therapy, but rather aim to support parental emotional wellbeing and the connection between parents/carers and their teens. It is an interactive group with a mixture of teaching and discussion to structure the reflective space.
  • In the first of the five weeks, an online “coffee meeting” will be held, meaning any parent/carer interested in the group can attend to hear what the group is all about, to meet the group facilitator and other parents/carers and to ask questions. This is to ensure you have all the information needed to decide whether the group is for you.
  • These parents groups have been running since January 2021 and have been very positively received. Feedback from parents has included: “I think it was perfectly pitched and I felt supported and listened to.  A big thank you.” “I have been telling people to go to the group if it is offered again – the value is not just in meeting other parents – it is in the tools shared- the most helpful – the emotional thermometer”.

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of the groups.

The sessions will take place on Zoom and will require parents/carers to register in advance.

Further information can be found here:

Parent Group Support

Zoom Guidance Document

We would like to invite you to attend a 5-week online parent/carer group, starting in the week of 26th April 2021, in collaboration with TriSpace, a schools remote service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

  • There are 7 groups on offer running for 1 hour on different days and times.
  • The groups aim to provide a reflective space to think about the challenges of parenting adolescents as well as a space for you as parents to reflect on how you are, which we think is just as important. The groups are not webinars and they are also not therapy, but rather aim to support parental emotional wellbeing and the connection between parents/carers and their teens. It is an interactive group with a mixture of teaching and discussion to structure the reflective space.
  • In the first of the five weeks, an online “coffee meeting” will be held, meaning any parent/carer interested in the group can attend to hear what the group is all about, to meet the group facilitator and other parents/carers and to ask questions. This is to ensure you have all the information needed to decide whether the group is for you.
  • These parents groups have been running since January 2021 and have been very positively received. Feedback from parents has included: “I think it was perfectly pitched and I felt supported and listened to.  A big thank you.” “I have been telling people to go to the group if it is offered again – the value is not just in meeting other parents – it is in the tools shared- the most helpful – the emotional thermometer”.

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of the groups.

The sessions will take place on Zoom and will require parents/carers to register in advance.