Hillside High School

Excellence in the Heart of the Community

Wade Deacon Trust

    Safeguarding

    At Hillside we take safeguarding extremely seriously. You should be able to come to school and feel safe and able to enjoy your time here. In the unlikely event that you feel unsafe in school or have any concerns about safeguarding Miss McPartland, Vice Principal or any of the senior staff in school will be able to help. In addition to this some staff at Hillside have a particular role to play in ensuring everyone feels safe.

     

    Attendance
    Attending school regularly and on time is essential to your progress and well-being.
    Who will help?

    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Mrs Tattersall, Attendance Officer
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal

    Academic Progress
    We want you to make academic progress in all subject areas.
    Who will help?

    • Subject Teachers
    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Mr Edwards, Vice Principal

    Racism
    Hillside has a zero tolerance towards all forms of racism. If you feel you, or someone else has been a victim of racism you should report this to any member of staff, who will pass this on to Mrs Cross, the Cultural Diversity Co-ordinator.

    Anti Bullying Policies
    Hillside has a clear policy towards bullying and anyone found to be bullying will be dealt with seriously. All allegations of bullying are fully investigated.
    Who will help?

    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal
    • Mrs Ryan, Principal

    Behaviour Management
    Poor or ongoing disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated. Behaviour is monitored through the schools’ Graduated Response. Consistent poor behaviour which disrupts the learning of others and jeopardises others’ safety could lead to permanent exclusion from school.
    Who will help?

    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Mr Smedley, Inclusion Manager
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal
    • Mrs Ryan, Principal

    Drugs and Substance Misuse
    Hillside has a zero tolerance policy to any drugs or substances on site. Anyone found in possession will be treated extremely seriously and police could be informed. For guidance and information on drugs and substance misuse you will cover in PSHCE.
    Who will help?

    • Progress Leader
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal

    First Aid
    If you require any first aid you must report to student services if you are able.
    Who will help?

    Designated Qualified First Aiders in school, see our First Aid board by Pupil Services. If you have a longstanding medical condition, you may have a care plan in school. Who will help?

    • School Nurse
    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Mrs Helm in Student Support

    Educational Visits
    Part of safeguarding is making sure you are safe on visits out of school. It is essential you have written permission from home to allow you to go on a visit out of school.
    Who will help?

    • Teacher in charge of visit
    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Mr Kirkham, Wade Deacon Trust Business Manager

    Health and Safety
    It is everybody’s responsibility to follow health and safety guidance.
    Who will help?

    • Mr Edwards, Vice Principal

    School Security
    All pupils should be responsible for making sure they follow school rules to make the school a safe place for everyone. This means keeping the security codes for the doors to themselves. Hillside operates a stay on site policy and pupils are not allowed to leave school premises without written permission.
    Who will help?

    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Mr Edwards, Vice Principal

    Young Carers
    Support is available both in and out of school for any young person caring for a parent / guardian who is unwell.
    Who will help?

    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal

    Children who are Looked After (CLA)
    Some students may be looked after officially by someone other than their parent.
    Who will help?

    • Form Tutor
    • Progress Leader
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal

    Child Protection
    Hillside follows Local Authority guidance to ensure students are safe both in school and at home. Occasionally some students may need some extra support in staying safe.
    Who will help?

    • Form Tutor
    • Home Liaison/Safeguarding Officer
    • Progress Leader
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal
    • Mr Smedley, Inclusion Manager
    • Mrs Ryan, Principal

    Social Care
    Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
    This is a plan which may be used to support you and your family if you have any difficulties.
    Who will help?

    • Home Liaison/Safeguarding Officer
    • Progress Leader
    • Miss McPartland, Vice Principal

    Managing allegations against staff
    In very rare situations you may feel you need to discuss the way a member of staff has treated you. Any allegations are fully investigated.
    Who will help?

    • Mrs Ryan, Principal