At the GFM, we understand that it is our collective and moral accountability to provide the best quality learning for all – so everyone in the school community makes progress, achieves to their best, and is happy and well.
Our multi academy trust therefore recognises its prime responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners.
ThinkNinja is a new way to support your child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The app is free to download for all pupils on a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The app supports young people in a range of daily life issues such as being stressed, feeling low or having unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that might be triggered by pressures such as exams, struggling to make friends and social situations.
To find out more, visit www.thinkninja.io
Safeguarding - Useful Links
Safe4me is a website developed by Hampshire police to offer support and guidance to parents when dealing with a range of issues (anti-social behaviour, sexting, drugs etc…). It aims to link the knowledge pupils gain at school to real life and helps parents address these issues with their children. The safeguarding team have found the teachers sections of the website really useful when delivering information about difficult topics to young people.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is a really helpful document for all school staff and parents. It talks through the different types of safeguarding concerns we may encounter with young people and the methods in which we may choose to use when dealing with these concerns.
NSPCC are the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection. Their website is full of useful resources.
Net-Aware is a guide to social media platforms that young people use. This website is developed by O2 and the NSPCC has up to date content, news stories and helplines.
Get Safe online have compiled a list of apps that parents/carers should be aware of, as they can sometimes put out young people at risk.
Think you know has a parent guide to popular apps, along with several pages of advice to help if you think your child may be unsafe online.
If you have a safeguarding concern or something you would like to discuss please contact a member of the safeguarding team. You can do this by speaking to a member of reception staff or via the staff in your child's year office.
If your child has an issue or a concern please encourage them to speak to their tutor, year team or any member of the Safeguarding Team.
Please visit the Bay House or Brune Park websites via the buttons below for further information regarding Safeguarding: