Well-being and Safeguarding
At Northcott, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of our community and have adopted a whole school approach to mental health. We are working closely with: Head Start, Mind, Hull Youth Services and providers such as Cornerhouse to improve the well- being and ensure the safety of our pupils. We are also part of the Operation Encompass police project.
We have staff who are trained in Mental Health First Aid and ELSA support workers who specialise in providing early intervention. Our pupils also access specialist services in school such as: Educational Psychologist; Occupational Therapists; Speech and Language Therapists; NHS physiotherapists; and Integrated Physical and Sensory Service (IPASS).
Our Safeguarding Officer liaises with Education Welfare Officer, Children’s Social Care, CAMHS, Family Practitioners, and GPs to ensure that pupils’ safeguarding needs are met.
Information is shared in accordance with government guidelines and our Child Protection Policy.
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils and staff should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We have a team of Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who can be identified by a purple shield badge.
The school has an E-safety Policy governing the use of the electronic devices and access to the internet by pupils and staff, which aims to ensure that pupils are using these resources safely and responsibly. Access to the internet is a privilege which is dependent upon responsible use.