Safeguarding

Caldew School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and works with a range of agencies including children’s services, health services, the police and other agencies to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. All students are encouraged to talk openly and feel confident that they will be listened to.  Our Safeguarding Policy is available here. Our Student Welfare Policy is available here.


Accessing Help and Support Within the School

01228 710044
office@caldew.cumbria.sch.uk

If you have any concerns or are worried about your child or another young person’s safety or well-being you can contact any members of school staff listed below by telephone or email.

Miss H Howson

Miss H Howson
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss J Atkinson

Miss J Atkinson
Head of Year 7

Miss L Fraser

Miss L Fraser
Head Of Year 9

Mr B McArdle

Mr B McArdle
Head of Year 8

Miss H Howson

Miss H Howson
Head of Year 10

Mr C Clarke

Mr C Clarke
Head of Year 11

Mr A James

Mr A James
Head of Sixth Form

Mr M Gaunt

Mr M Gaunt
Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Mrs S Taylor

Mrs S Taylor
Pastoral Manager Year 8

Mrs L Graham

Mrs L Graham
Pastoral Manager Year 7 & 9

Mrs E Clarke

Mrs E Clarke
Pastoral Manager Year 10 & 11

Mrs K Wallace

Mrs K Wallace
Attendance Officer


Accessing Help and Support at Home

Students and parents/carers can contact the following organisations if they have any concerns or are worried about their own or another young person’s safety or well-being.


Are you concerned about a young person?

If you are concerned that a young person is in an emergency situation you should contact the police urgently on 999.

Cumbria Safeguarding Hub

If you have significant concerns about a young person, please contact the Cumbia Safeguarding Hub – phone 033 240 1727

MOMO Guidance

Click here for MOMO Guidance and information for parents


External Organisations

Caldew School works alongside the following organisations to ensure the safety and well-being of all its students.


Keeping Children Safe in Education

The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead will ensure that all staff and governors have appropriate training and access to specific safeguarding issues highlighted in the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 document.


Sections within Safeguarding

Leaders have created a welcoming and supportive environment at this school. Pupils and students achieve well in their learning. They are well prepared for their next steps in education, employment and training.

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have made significant progress in improving the school since the previous inspection. They have focused on creating a broad and ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted 2022

Staff have high expectations for pupils’ and students’ behaviour and learning. Pupils and students behave well in lessons and around the school site. They are polite to each other and look out for others in the school.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022