Child Protection and Safeguarding

Manor Drive Secondary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Manor Drive, there is nothing more important to us than the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of our students and staff.

If you have a concern, you will be able to speak to your child’s Form Tutor, to a member of the pastoral team or our safeguarding lead, all of whom will be happy to talk though any concerns or worries you may have.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

 Mr George Collins - Pastoral Lead, Teacher of PE

Additional Designated Safeguarding Leads

Mrs Anna Knight - Curriculum Lead, Teacher of English

Mrs Jo Sludds - Headteacher

First Aiders

Mrs P Noble - PA to the Headteacher

Mr D Freeman - Site Manager

TBA - Pastoral & Attendance  Assistant

TBA - Receptionists


It is essential that all members of our Manor Drive family take care of their wellbeing and mental health.  Students will have the full support of our staff and will be supported both academically and pastorally to ensure their individual needs are met.  Parent / carers can access support and guidance at any time from the school.

Additionally there are a number of outside agencies who specialise in mental health and wellbeing that can be contacted for free and confidential support.


These helplines are available if you need to talk to someone or if you feel at risk in any way.

Papyrus: thinking about suicide, please all 0800 0684141 or TEXT 07786209697

Bullying UK: 0808 800 2222

Child Line: Talk to a child line counsellor, no problem too big or small! 0800 1111

Samaritans:  Someone to listen 24/7 free of charge. 116 123 or TEXT 07725 909090

Compass:  Support and advice for young people using substances. 0800 121 4043

NSPCC:  If you feel you or someone you know is a victim of abuse: 0808 800 5000

Stonewall:  Support for anyone around issues of sexuality: 0800 0505 2020

Winston's Wish:  Helpline to support young people with the death of a loved one.  08088 020 021  


These free APPS mean you can access support wherever you are:

Stressheads:  Support to lower our stress levels

Stay Alive:  Support to those who may experience suicidal thoughts / feelings

Self Help Anxiety Management (Samapp):  Support and techniques to help manage anxiety and panic

Moodometer:  Created by the NHS.  Allows you to track your moods and what has influenced it.  Also provides ways to lift your mood.

Calm Harm:  Activiteis to assist in the management of self harm

Grief support for your people:  Information about grief, bereavement and the feelings we may experience when we loose a loved one.

Insight timer:  A large collection of free guided exercises to help relieve stress, improve relaxation and wellbeing

Calm:   A large collection of exercises designed to calm us down