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Student Support and Well-being

Student Support and Wellbeing


All safeguarding procedures are documented via the safeguarding software programme and followed up as appropriate via internal or external support systems. All staff have the responsibility to log anything via the system that they deem to be inappropriate, and this can vary in significance of concern. We have a mental health lead on site who deals with some follow up support from concerns logged. In addition, we have an extended pastoral team who are responsible for the safeguarding of their year group with the overarching support of the Designated and Deputy Safeguarding Leads. We network with a wide variety of external services to ensure all children are fully supported, this includes: TADS, Compass, CAMHS, Counselling and the Police.


Designated Safeguarding Lead – Francesca Poppleton

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the school is Francesca Poppleton, Director of Safeguarding.

Email address: Francesca.Poppleton@astreadearne.org


Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Katie Dowling

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the school is Katie Dowling, Assistant Principal.

Email address: Katie.Dowling@astreadearne.org


Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Kerry Ann Beet

The Deputy Safeguarding Lead for the school is Kerry Ann Beet, Pastoral Leader.

Email address: Kerryann.Beet@astreadearne.org


If you are concerned that a professional or carer has harmed a child, please contact Ruth Holmes – Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01226 772341.


Safeguarding Governor – James Annetts

The Safeguarding Governor for the school is James Annetts.


Chair of Governors – Wendy Eyre 

The Chair of Governors for the school is Wendy Eyre.


Our wider safeguarding team:

Student and Safeguarding Lead Year 7

Mr Terry Simon: Terry.Simon@astreadearne.org

Student and Safeguarding Lead Year 8

Miss Emma Simpson: Emma.Simpson@astreadearne.org

Student and Safeguarding Lead Year 9

Mrs Colette Ellis: Colette.Ellis@astreadearne.org

Student and Safeguarding Lead Year 10

Miss Jess Cleary: Jessica.Cleary@astreadearne.org

Student and Safeguarding Lead Year 11

Mrs Kay Child: Kay.Child@astreadearne.org


You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, its better out than in. Childline is here to help you find ways to cope. There are lots of different ways to get in touch with Childline and you can also get help from other young people through the site. https://www.childline.org.uk/getsupport Call: 0800 11 11

CEOP – A National Crime Agency Command

Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP’s experienced Child Protection Advisors. https://ceop.police.uk/CEOP-Reporting/


Support services

Radicalisation and Extremism Policy

Eating disorder support

Astrea-Safeguarding-Policy 2021-2022

Parent guide to mental health

Parental control guide


Wellbeing Hub:

Our Wellbeing hub ran by our Mental Health Leads is central to supporting students within school in a variety of ways. We work with various external agencies (see Appendix A) to offer students a range of mental health support including one to one sessions with counsellors, group work and training. Along with Mental Health Support students can access The Hub for support around LGBTQ+ and anti-bullying, as well as becoming student ambassadors of these areas. The Hub is an advocate for delivering whole staff training to better support the community we serve. Around school, in addition to the wellbeing hub, DSL and pastoral team, you will see posters advertising external support.

Mental Health Leads:

Mrs Kelly Edwards

Mrs Kirsty Morgan

Stress Bucket

Sleep Hygiene

Self care ideas

Move on up buddies

Lockdown wellbeing journal

Hope Box

30-Day Wellbeing Bingo


Boys’ Progress and Wellbeing Group

Led by one of our Leadership Coaches, this progress and wellbeing group focuses on developing lifelong learning and skills beyond the classroom at a target cohort of KS3 boys; as a means of developing character and essential employability and life skills, whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem and in turn improving attendance and aspirations for their future.


Girls’ Progress and Wellbeing Group

This project has been designed to raise awareness of self-esteem issues in young people that may lead to future low aspirations and progress, often fueled by social media and peer influences. In addition to this, students will develop a range of skills through this initiative and lead on whole school projects and actively participate in fundraising for charity.

We hope to develop a wider understanding of self-worth, social influences and communication skills for girls that will lead to greater engagement in learning, healthy mind-sets and improved wellbeing and positivity. Through the delivery of project based learning, this will increase future aspirations and result in your child graduating as a progress and wellbeing ambassador.

Students will undergo five main wellbeing sessions that have been provided by dove.co.uk as part of the ‘Dove Self-Esteem Project’.

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