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
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