Walton High school places the safety and welfare of our students at the heart of the school’s culture and ethos. We have a child protection policy in place: (Link to policy) and our staff are regularly trained in Child Protection issues.
It is our aim to build a culture of teaching the students themselves to share responsibility for their own and others' safety. If you have a concern regarding the abuse of any member of our community it should be reported to a member of the Child Protection Team without delay.
Mrs A Cashmore
Mrs E Simmons
Mrs S Smith
Students should report any concerns about bullying to a member of staff.
Our student welfare officer, Mrs Anthony, works alongside tutors, Assistant Heads of House and Heads of House to support students in overcoming friendship and bullying situations.
Mrs Anthony Tel number: 01785 356300
House Office Tel number: 01785 356300 – Option 2
Text for help on Keep Kids Safe: 07624816819. This is where students can leave a message if they are concerned about bullying.
We have a dedicated school counsellor, Sharon Smith who works with Years 7 – 11 and can be contacted on: 01785 356300.
Helping children to keep themselves safe
Children are taught to understand and manage risk through our citizenship, personal, social, health (PSHE) education programme, assemblies and our SEAL (Social and emotional aspects of Learning) principles. Our approach is designed to help children to think about risks they might overcome. Discussions about risk are empowering and enabling for all children and promote sensible behaviour rather than fear or anxiety. Children are taught how to conduct themselves and how to behave in a responsible manner. Children are also reminded regularly about e-safety and tackling bullying procedures. The school continually promotes an ethos of respect for children, and students are encouraged to speak to a member of staff about any worries they may have.
If you have a safeguarding concern click here to talk to someone