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 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

Mrs S Taylor

Mrs S Taylor
Pupil Intervention

Mrs L Graham

Mrs L Graham
Pupil Intervention

Mrs T Richardson

Mrs T Richardson
Attendance Officer

Mrs C McGuinness

Mrs C McGuinness
Head of Year 7

Miss H Capstick

Miss H Capstick
Joint Head of Year 8

Mrs M MacFarland

Mrs M MacFarland
Joint Head of Year 8

Miss J Atkinson

Miss J Atkinson
Head of Year 9

Mr B McArdle

Mr B McArdle
Head of Year 10

Mr C Clarke

Mr C Clarke
Head of Year 11

Mrs C Hill

Mrs C Hill
Assistant Head of Sixth Form


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 2018 document.


Sections within Safeguarding

Students’ outcomes are good. A significant proportion of students typically attain the highest grades, including at A* to B, at A Level.

Ofsted 2018

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018

The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders’ plans to support the pastoral transition of pupils from primary school are thorough. Year 7 pupils with whom Inspectors spoke were positive about the school.

Ofsted 2018