St Michael’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. We provide an intimate learning environment where any concerns are dealt with quickly and effectively.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Florence Clayton and can be contacted directly at [email protected] or by calling 01534 856904. If she is not available, please ask to speak to one of the Deputy Safeguarding Leads. Our full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found under our key policies page.

At St Michael’s we believe pastoral care is not just a complementary practice to combat difficulties that pupils might face; it is a policy and practice integrated throughout the teaching and learning in the school.

The whole school environment plays a key role in the social and emotional well-being of our children and we work together to foster positive attitudes to personal and social development.

St Michael’s has a large support network of staff who monitor, assess and support pupils’ overall progress; academic, social and emotional; through specific pastoral support systems and through extra curricular activities. Form teachers, Heads of Section, the School Nurse, the SENDCo, the Learning Support team and of course, Senior Leadership work together to ensure the school ethos of care, courtesy and consideration is maintained by both pupils and staff and that all St Michael’s children know that they are valued community members.