Pastoral Support

Our Pupil Safeguarding Policy can be found here. These documents are displayed in all Tutor Rooms and on Google Classroom for students to view.

There are 4 core methods by which students in school can report an issue, concern or worry to a member of staff:

  1. Student Support Groups – PALS, Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, Mental Health Champions or the Wellbeing Team – Each of these leadership groups trained in supporting others. They can be identified by their badges and can be found at various duty posts at break and lunch time.
  2. Tutors – Tutors are the first point of call for all students, seeing them twice a day. They have regular opportunities to support students with any concerns they have.
  3. Any Staff Member – Speak with any member of staff you wish to.
  4. TooToot – If students do not want to speak to someone face to face, they can send their concern into TooToot, an app or online platform where concerns go directly to the safeguarding team.
  5. Mental Health and Wellbeing Team – If students wish to go directly to these staff members, they can also. Mrs Chapman is our Senior Mental Health Lead in school.
  6. Safeguarding Team – If students wish to go directly to the Safeguarding Team, they can also. Posters are around school with faces of the members of staff involved and key supportive websites students can access.

In all of the above circumstances, staff members will log concerns on CPOMS or discuss directly with the Designated Lead Safeguard Officer.

The Designated Lead Safeguard Officer will then:

  • Support students in a discussion with a member of the Safeguarding team
  • Direct students to internal support
  • Signpost students to specific external support strategies

If you are a parent/member of the community or member of staff here at Orsett Heath Academy and you are concerned about any of our students, please do not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead,  Mr L Taylor or our Deputy Safeguarding Lead Mrs O’Kill or telephone: 01375 802800

If you have any concerns outside of school hours, please use the numbers below:

  • Call 999 if you are concerned that a child needs immediate protection
  • Childline ( 0800 11 11
  • NSPCC ( 0808 800 5000
  • Thurrock MASH – Civic Offices 01375 652802
  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) 01375 372468
  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team Call 101