Severe Weather Guidance - The winter season is upon us and so we would like to remind you of the procedures - Read More
The North School dance show will be taking place on Thursday 15th March 2018 at 7pm.Read More
Monday 26th February at 6-7pmRead More
Thank you to all those parents who attended our Year 8 Options Evening on Thursday 8th February in the Kent Hall. It was a really positive and successful evening and we had a fantastic 91% attendance with a few apologies given in advance. As mentioned on the evening, we have uploaded the power point from the evening to the website along with some additional advice and guidance on the new 9-1 assessment framework. If you were unable to attend we have sent your Options booklet and form to your home addressRead More
Weekly Bulletin: In addition to regular website updates, termly newsletter and frequent Twitter news, as from the beginning of this term we will produce a weekly School Bulletin to keep everyone updated on the events of the forthcoming week, reminders, school news and dates for the diary. The School Bulletin will be sent to parents via School Comms. The Bulletin will be published every Friday and, in addition to the School Comms message, it will also be uploaded on the school website.Read More
Year 11 Half Term Revision Sessions - February 2018Read More
The needs and safety of young people always comes first. The North School is committed to safeguarding our students, staff and visitors. WE expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
The Safeguarding Agenda incorporates child protection and concentrates on the well-being of the young person.
We aim to ensure that we detect any sign that could indicate ayoung person is no thriving or is failing to meet his/her potential. ANy concern will be acted upon.
At The North School we conduct regular risk assessments to ensure the school site is safe and secure. Any concerns should be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs C. Clipstone at the school on 01222 614600 or via email at [email protected]
We see safeguarding as keeping the community safe from harm, abuse or injury. We take our duty of care very seriously and will consistently follow up any concern.
STUDENT WELFARE STRUCTURE
All Staff : At The North School all staff are concerned with student well-being. To ensure that the school deals effectively with welfare, guidance and discipline, a formal pastoral structure is in place.
Form Tutors : The form tutor is responsible for the day to day welfare, guidance and discipline of students. The form tutor should be the first person a student will turn to for help or advice. Form tutors will monitor and support student welfare by promoting and celebrating posotive behaviour, achievement and attendance. Where appropriate, form tutors refer concerns to the Student Support Team.
Student Support Team : The role of the form tutor is supported, in the first instance, by the appropriate Pastoral Support Manager.
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
We pursue those who sexually exploit and abuse children, prevent people becoming involved in child sexual exploitation, protect children from becoming victims of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, and prepare interventions to reduce the impact of child sexual exploitation and abuse through safeguarding and child protection work.
Our activity in each of these areas is underpinned by specialist teams in the CEOP command, and across the whole agency.
We work to track registered offenders who have a sexual interest in children and who have failed to comply with their notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. This includes disrupting or preventing travel by offenders and disseminating intelligence to international forces and specifically targeting offenders while they remain overseas. It includes non UK nationals who travel to the UK.
We also focus on organised criminal groups profiteering from the publication or distribution of child abuse images, support local police forces with computer forensics and covert investigations and provide authoritative investigative advice and support to maximise UK law enforcement's response to crimes of child sexual abuse and exploitation.
We liaise with the online and technological industries, fine-tuning guidelines to minimise the possibility of present and future technology increasing the risk of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse to children. Our training and education specialists work together to raise the knowledge, skills and understanding of parents, carers, children and young people.
The CEOP command receives invaluable assistance from its partners and supporters in the UK and internationally, allowing us to do even more groundbreaking child protection work.