Wakefield Girls’ is committed to safeguarding and helping all students achieve intellectual rigour, leadership skills and wellbeing of physical and mental health. This is an important part of life here: when we are well, we learn, create and enjoy life more wholeheartedly. In school we provide an on site nurse and cognitive care for all students in every year group.
For our younger Junior students, cognitive care focuses upon self awareness, learning to respect others, developing kindness, empathy and boundaries so all students become able to navigate the highs and lows of friendships and community
As students grow in our community, we develop the ability to keep a balance of tasks, commitments and psyche, keeping ourselves from becoming overwhelmed or burnt-out when we get taxed or tired. We help students to manage stress responses, calm charged emotions and to learn what works best for them.
Wakefield Girls’ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all those who work for and on behalf of the school to share this commitment.
We recognise the importance of children receiving the right help at the right time to address risks and to prevent issues from escalating; the importance of acting on and referring the early signs of need, risk, abuse and mental health problems; keeping clear records; listening to the children’s views; reassessing concerns when situations do not improve, sharing information quickly and challenging inaction, whilst recognising that children may not feel ready or know how to tell someone that they are being abused.
All members of our school community assist by maintaining the security of our school site and by reporting anything they feel threatens the safety or wellbeing of themselves or others. Should students or parents have any concerns in this respect, they should contact the child’s Form Tutor or any other member of staff who will alert our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Louise Ladds (Assistant Head, Pastoral). There are also 4 Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Judith Tingle, Joanna Rhodes, Sam Rowley and Vanessa Hutchinson.
Code of Conduct
Everyone has the right to feel comfortable, secure and accepted without being subjected to behaviour that makes them feel upset, intimidated or uncomfortable at Wakefield Girls’ . Following and upholding the Code of Conduct is an expectation for us all. Bullying or extreme views/behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and must be reported to school to address.