Safeguarding & Wellbeing
Compass School Southwark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitments, including our Safeguarding, Child Protection and Student Welfare Policy.
All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing concerns within school. If any members of the school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child, please pass them on to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Jessica Hazlewood on email@example.com, or via the school office on 02035426506, or mobile 07796670211.
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Jessica Hazlewood firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Year 7 – Miss Hayward – email@example.com
Head of Year 8 – Ms Mohamed – firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Year 9 – Mr Haverty – email@example.com
Head of Year 10 – Ms DiStazio – firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Year 11 – Mr Egbuchiem – email@example.com
School Counsellor – Ms Julie Langsdown-Mills. Please speak to your Head of Year if you would like a referral to see the school counsellor
School Nurse – Ms Folake Fariogun. Please speak to your Head of Year if you would like a referral to see the nurse. Also see posters around school for more information including drop in service.
Useful websites and telephone numbers
Childline – www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111
If you have been a victim of crime: Victim Support – www.victimsupport.org.uk
Organisations to support mental health:
Kooth – www.kooth.com
YoungMinds – www.youngminds.org.uk
Helplines to support young people who identify as LGBTQ+: www.theproudtrust.org/for-young-people
Spotlight on Wellbeing
We believe success at school is determined as much by wellbeing as it is by academic ability: if pupils feel healthy and content within themselves and their environment, then they are far more likely to perform to the best of their academic ability.
These links encourage pupils to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing alongside the support they can expect from our staff.
Headspace have a mobile app which makes practicing mindfulness much easier! Helping you learn easy techniques that you can transfer from the session into your everyday life. You can sign up for free on their Take 10 programme – just 10 minutes a day for 10 days.
Have a look at the Mental health foundation to download free wellbeing podcasts on mindfulness, exercise, diet, relaxation, stress and anxiety.
Happify will develop skills in order to boost emotional wellbeing.
UK-wide online courses
Living Life To The Full covers low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.
MoodGYM will help you learn cognitive behavioural therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression with MoodGYM, for free.
Free yoga with downdog when you sign in using your school email address