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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 jhazlewood@compass-schools.com, or via the school office on 02035426506, or mobile 07796670211.

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Jessica Hazlewood jhazlewood@compass-schools.com

Head of Year 7 – Miss Hayward – chayward@compass-schools.com

Head of Year 8 – Ms Mohamed – fmohamed@compass-schools.com

Head of Year 9 – Mr Haverty – phaverty@compass-schools.com

Head of Year 10 – Ms DiStazio – adistazio@compass-schools.com

Head of Year 11 – Mr Egbuchiem – pegbuchiem@compass-schools.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